Stand Your Ground – Evan Horner

There is a law called stand your ground that says a person can kill someone in self defense. This is law grouped in with other laws that can create a culture of violence. Under these “shoot first” laws, a person can engage in violent behavior in the name of self defense and basically have a license to kill. When citizens have everyday conflicts now, like road rage, neighborly disputes, and suspicion of other races, they’re now aloud to resolve it with guns. It’s definitely going to lead to more killing when it’s to easy for someone to use the ‘self-defense’ excuse. The reason I believe these laws will increase the amount of murders is because in Florida ‘justifiable’ killings have tripled since the Stand Your Ground law past in 2005. When a person is aloud to take the law into their own hands, the peoples’ rights often get trampled. My rights come first if I have a gun and you’re out of luck. One consequence of these laws will be more “street justice”.

Don’t think it won’t effect everyone, all people are less safe when they’re not sure whether their neighbor may or may not be packing heat. There’s all ready more of that then ever before, and it’s only going to get worse if a greater amount of these laws gets passed. By passing laws like these, innocent people are more than, if not certainly, likely to get shot. In short, Stand Your Ground is grouped in with other laws that create more trouble than they’re worth. Whether or not we repeal it will determine whether we respect our citizen’s lives or the criminals’.

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1 Response to Stand Your Ground – Evan Horner

  1. davidbdale says:

    Some good changes, Evan. About 2 dozen errors remain.
    Keep working on it as you can. I’ll consider the assignment complete when it’s error-free.

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