Stand Your Ground-Brett Lang

The law called Stand Your Ground says people can kill someone in self-defense, and creates a culture of violence. Under these “shoot first” laws, people can engage in violent behavior in the name of self-defense and have a license to kill.Citizens have everyday conflicts like road rage, neighborly disputes, and suspicion of other races. They’re allowed to resolve these problems with guns. Stand Your Ground will definitely  lead to more killing because it makes it too easy for people to use the “self-defense” excuse. These laws will increase the number of murders. In Florida “justifiable” killings have tripled since the Stand Your Ground law passed in 2005. When people are allowed to take the law into their own hands others rights often get trampled. Their rights come first, and if they have a gun the other person is out of luck.

Don’t think it won’t affect people; everyone is less safe when they’re not sure whether their neighbor is packing heat. There’s already more gun possession than ever before, and it’s only going to get worse if a greater number of these laws get passed. Passing laws like these makes innocent people more likely to get shot. Stand Your Ground creates more trouble than it’s worth.If we repeal it will determine whether we respect our citizens’ lives.

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1 Response to Stand Your Ground-Brett Lang

  1. davidbdale says:

    Some nice catches and good changes, Brett. More than a dozen errors remain; some of them I think you created. Keep working on it as you can. I’ll consider the assignment complete when it’s error-free.

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