"Nationwide, states with stand your ground witnessed a 53% average increase in the justifiable homicide rate after passage of the law."
Again, I say the SYG provision is not needed. If the laws in each state required a permit holder to retreat 1st, if possible, the only thing left when it is not possible to do so would be to SYG. At that point it becomes a question of self defense, a crime being committed, an immediate threat to a person't life or of bodily harm, or any the rest of the provision's in place.
This, of course, all comes down to the situation and, in some cases, that does come down to a 'he said she said'. If a situation is not fairly evident, such as an intrusion into someone's home resulting in the intruder being shot, the mitigating factors can become multiplied & complex, save for one.
If the permit holder can convince the police, judge or jury that they felt their life was threatened they are off the hook. If the person who gets shot is a black American, it is much more likely the shooter will convince the above mentioned that their life was indeed threatened. That is the reality of how our judicial system has been proven to operate when it comes to race.
The event I described above involving myself enters a different realm. I'm white & the permit holder was white. I was a new resident & their family were lifetime resident's, and likely a generation or two beyond that. In this case, all it took for the real criminal here to say was, 'I felt my life was threatened'. That is what happened, it was a complete and utter fabrication with no basis in reality or facts, and was all the cops needed to not investigate any further.
So, no charges were brought against the person who committed, at the very least, 2 crimes stated in the gun laws at the time. At the very very least, the permit should have been suspended or revoked, and I know that the cops knew this too.