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WantedHoodieSMI’ve heard many pundits dismiss the issue of “Stand Your Ground” laws in the discussion of the Trayvon Martin case because it wasn’t part of the defense strategy but I think that’s missing the underlying issue.  When you combine people’s prejudices with guns and the right to use force in self-defense outside of your home, there will be more killings.   Don’t buy it?  Well, think about how people act in their cars when you accidentally cut them off.  Now put a gun, a perceived threat, and no obligation to retreat first all together.

Comments

  1. Melinda Johnson says:

    It’s now legally open season on any perceived slight.

  2. Gene says:

    How about renaming the laws to the Napoleon laws, after the syndrome. Or the Bush laws, after the invasion of Iraq.

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