Monday, July 22, 2013

Stand your ground-also known as OPEN FIRE

"A stand-your-ground law is a type of self-defense law that gives individuals the right to use reasonable force to defend themselves without any requirement to evade or retreat from a dangerous situation."

 The above definition is the basis for the stand-your-ground law that exists in one form or another in many states

On the surface it seems reasonable enough.  You threaten me, I get to take care of myself.  Simple, right? 

Well, no.  Not so simple.  In many areas-most recently Florida-it has come to mean something very different.  It means more than just self defense.  Unfortunately it means to many people "don't even look suspicious!"

The stand-your-ground movement across the country is in my considered opinion one of the most dangerous-and wrong-headed-laws man has ever conceived.

Make no mistake about it.  There are going to be more Trayvon Martins.  Many more.

Take cover!

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