Stand Your Ground with Caution

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’.

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2 Responses to Stand Your Ground with Caution

  1. tcorrao says:

    Stand Your Ground is a law that states a person can kill someone in self- defense. This 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. Now when people have everyday conflicts, like road rage or neighborly disputes, people are now aloud to resolve it with guns. Due to the easiness for someone to use the “self-defense” excuse, killing rates are going rise. This law will increase the amount of murders because Florida “justifiable” killings have tripled since the Stand Your Ground law passed 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 from this law is there will be more “street justice”.

    No one should dismiss this law because no one knows what will happen if they aggravate the wrong person. Stories about neighbor’s 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 by passing laws like this one. In short, Stand Your Ground is the type of law that creates more trouble than it is worth. We will determine whether we respect our citizen’s lives or criminals’ by determining whether we should repeal this law or not.

  2. davidbdale says:

    Tabitha, you should cut-and-paste this as a post of your own, but meanwhile, despite many good corrections on your part, there are about 10 errors remaining. Keep working on it until you resolve them. You carry a zero for the assignment until you do. Sorry.

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