The Stand Your Ground law states a person can kill someone in self- defense. The law can create a culture of violence. Under the “shoot first” law, a person can engage in violent behavior in the name of self defense, basically having a license to kill. When people have everyday conflicts like road rage or neighborly disputes, the Stand Your Ground law allows to resolve the conflict with guns. Killing rates are likely going rise because of the easiness for someone to use the “self-defense” excuse . In Florida, “justifiable” killings have tripled since the Stand Your Ground law passed in 2005 making it likely that this law will increase the number of murders. When people are allowed to take the law into their own hands, the peoples’ rights often get trampled. My rights come first and if I have a gun you’re out of luck. One consequence from this law is there will be more “street justice.”
No one should dismiss this law because no one knows what will happen if he/she aggravates the wrong person. Stories about neighbors turning on each other are becoming more common and are only going to get worse if laws like this one are passed. Innocent people are more likely to get hurt if laws. In short, Stand Your Ground creates more trouble than it is worth. We will determine whether we respect our citizens’ lives or criminals’ by choosing whether to repeal this law or not.