Stand Your Ground with Caution
There is a law called Stand Your Ground that says you can kill someone in self-defense. This is one of those kinds of laws that can create a culture of violence. Under these “shoot first” laws, you 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, their now aloud to resolve it with guns. Its definitely going to lead to more killing when its to easy for you 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 there own hands, the peoples’ rights often get trampled. My rights come first if I have a gun and your out of luck. One consequence of these laws will be more “street justice”.
And don’t think it won’t effect you; every person is 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 one of those types of laws that creates more trouble than its worth. Whether or not we repeal it will determine whether we respect our citizen’s lives or the criminals’.