Skip to comments.Stand Your Ground Self Defense Laws Under Ferocious Attack
Posted on 03/23/2012 7:27:29 AM PDT by Sasparilla
Stand Your Ground Laws are under attack after the Sanford, Florida gun "crisis." Anti gun groups claim that the law needs to be eliminated or changed. Nothing could be further from the truth. Whether Mr. Zimmerman acted correctly is a matter of speculation, and it will be until it is resolved by the Countys Grand Jury. Justice will be done.
Stand Your Ground laws have saved more lives than have been taken by its misuse. Vocal opponents of the law are not aware that Floridas Stand Your Ground Castle Law only creates a rebuttable legal presumption in the law that the person who acted in self defense had a right to do so. Al Sharpton doesnt know what that means, or even care. The law gives no absolute right to use deadly force. Generally, when a person uses deadly force to defend himself or another, there has to be an honest and reasonable belief that the person using that force has a fear of immediate death or serious bodily injury from the person he has used that force against.
Heres where the rebuttable presumption in Florida comes into play. If the Prosecutor believes and has evidence that the killing or injury inflicted was done with malice, or that immediate fear of injury or death was not present, then the Prosecutor is free to charge the person with any applicable crime up to murder. The Prosecutor must also prove that the person charged is guilty of violating that law beyond a reasonable doubt.
However, in some states there is also the same type of rebuttable presumption that when a stranger is in your home and has no right to be there, that he is there to do you bodily harm. That is also rebuttable by the Prosecutor.
In both instances, it...
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Besides, if you are a criminal you, by definition, break laws, so you don't care if it's illegal for you to own a gun. You'll get one anyway. It's just another crime.
Well, it looks like we finally know why all the libs are so outraged. What is saddest to me is that this tragedy is being used for political gain (as usual).
Can’t let a good “Crisis go to waste”...
using libtard “logic” which states one error voids the law, the next time a woman is assaulted because she wasn’t armed we should change all the anti gun laws to allow open carry,
So, I guess we should ban cars.....what with drunk driving deaths and all.
I was walking down the street and stubbed my toe... turned black and blue, very painful and was out of work and wouldn’t want anybody else to suffer like that..so, let’s ban walking.
911 OPERATOR: Are you following him?
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN: Yes.
911 OPERATOR: Okay. We don’t need you to do that.
Zimmerman’s dad to the papers yesterday: “At no time did George follow or confront Mr. Martin.”
Maybe he should have listened to the 911 call before presenting a defense of his son’s actions that are contravened by his son’s own statement to the 911 operator.
I live in Florida. I own firearms. I support the ‘stand your ground’ law.
I don’t see how that law protects someone who is stalking another person, gets out of their vehicle, and ends up in the confrontation with the person they are stalking.
If anything, the ‘stand your ground’ provision defends the victim in this case who was pursued and confronted by Zimmerman even though he was not guilty of trespass.
If some weirdo was following my kid around the neighborhood. Chased my kid after they tried to get away, then got out of their car to confront my kid, I would expect my kid to fight back lest the stalker turn out to be a kidnapper, or worse.
When do Marxists ever pass up an opportunity to attack the right of the people to keep and bear arms?
Yup. The pro-crime gun control elements have been waiting for this a long time.
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