Stand Your Ground – Joe Mleczko

According to the law “Stand Your Ground,” anyone can kill someone “found to be threatening.” Unfortunately, this law has potential to create a culture of violence. Under “shoot first” laws, a threatened person may act with violent behavior in the name of self-defense. Now, conflicts such as road rage, neighborly disputes, and suspicion of other races may be solved using firearms. Over time, killings will continue to increase because using the “self defense” excuse is so easy. Since this law’s institution, Florida has seen the number of “justifiable killings” increase by 300%, proving that “Stand Your Ground” leads to more murders. Allowing ordinary citizens to take the law into their own hands increases the chance of seeing people’s rights trampled.

“Stand Your Ground” affects everyone because there is always a possibility someone is packing heat. There are already more people carrying guns than ever before, and it’s only going to get worse if more of these laws are passed. Passing laws such as “Stand Your Ground” will cause innocent people to get shot. In short, “Stand Your Ground” creates more trouble than it’s worth. Repealing this law will prove to the people of Florida that the government is concerned with the use of weapons. 

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3 Responses to Stand Your Ground – Joe Mleczko

  1. davidbdale says:

    You’ve made some very smart changes here, Joe, but nine errors remain in fewer than nine categories. Keep working on this as you can. I’ll consider the assignment complete when it’s error-free.

  2. joeymleczko says:

    Professor, can you take another look at my post? I made some corrections, and am curious how it is looking now…

  3. davidbdale says:

    I can’t tell if there are 7 or 8 errors here, Joe, because I don’t know from the syntax whether citizen’s is a singular possessive or a plural possessive. There are Rule 4 problems here, among others. If you fix all the true mistakes, we can talk about a couple of unnecessary commas. 🙂

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