Because of the recent George Zimmerman verdict, multiple groups are calling to repeal Florida's Stand Your Ground Law. Many are even boycotting the state in order to voice there contempt for the law. According to Townhall.com, the Stand Your Ground will likely stay.
21 states have such laws, which allow citizens who are being attacked outside their home, to use lethal force for self-defense. Without such laws it makes those who use such force to protect themselves in a vulnerable legal position. Regardless of what you believe of the Zimmerman verdict, the law should not be repealed. Thousands of people a year are attacked and must choose between using possibly lethal force and becoming a victim.
Beyond Florida, these states have some form of a stand-your-ground law: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and West Virginia.
Among those calling for repeal of the Stand Your Ground Law is Al Sharpton, who said "If we can do it in Florida, we can affect other states". So although you may not be affected by the repeal of Florida's law realize that your state may be next.
Cris Cox, executive director for the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action stated; "The attorney general fails to understand that self-defense is not a concept, it's a fundamental human right, To send a message that legitimate self-defense is to blame is unconscionable, and demonstrates once again that this administration will exploit tragedies to push their political agenda."
This is not about racism, it is about your right to self-defense. Your freedom and your rights. Possibly your life is at stake.
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