Judge's hammer gavel. Justice and gun. Justice and the judiciary in the unlawful use of of weapons. Judgment in murder.Judge's hammer gavel. Justice and gun. Justice and the judiciary in the unlawful use of of weapons. Judgment in murder.
Political Science’s Matthew Lacombe talks about recent shootings
‘Stand your ground,’ self-defense and the rhetoric that emboldened recent shooters U.S. News & World Report: Matthew Lacombe, the Alexander P. Lamis Associate Professor in American Politics in the Department of Political Science, said pro-gun groups on the right have for years promoted the right to armed self-defense and warned of pervasive threats—but recent shootings of innocent people are the consequence. “The NRA narrative that you might use guns for armed self-defense is not new,” he said. “What is newer is liberalization of particularly state-level laws pertaining to how, when and why you can use lethal force to defend yourself.”