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The Truth About "Stand Your Ground" Laws

RG_From_THP_1 Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 9:13 AM
If Barack Obama and Eric Holder did not hate and despise the Constitution and Bill of Rights, there would just be the same old talking points from the Left, that Humans do NOT kill other Humans - guns do. The Left would say Humans do NOT kill other Humans - knives do or Humans do not kick other Humans to death - shoes or boots do.

Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Ken Klukowski

Sadly, some are exploiting the Trayvon Martin shooting to target self-defense laws that protect innocent lives. These laws safeguard law-abiding and peaceable citizens, and are not to blame in the tragic Florida incident. Stand your ground laws did not apply in that situation, and statements to the contrary are irresponsible and misinformed.

In some states the law imposes a duty to retreat from physical confrontations. Whether in your home or on the street, if you fought back, you might be prosecuted as a criminal.

This duty was terrible law. It required you...