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The Truth About "Stand Your Ground" Laws

Thomas2739 Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 10:35 AM
you've been served: you are so correct and I hope that nbc, cnn, usa today have to declare bankruptcy, after Zimmerman is through with them, remember the LaCross incident.
John D6 Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 1:28 PM
Sorry... will not put a dent in any of the above mentioned... look at their histories... yet they have the same following as does the prosecutor in this case.

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...