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The Truth About "Stand Your Ground" Laws

voslucky Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 10:34 AM
Good point. It seems easy to advocate for "strict gun control" when one is a politician surrounded by guards with guns.
John D6 Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 1:37 PM
AGREED!, with both. Meanwhile they trade firearms to KNOWN felons and drug traffickers... where is/WAS the logic there?

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...