Matthew Scholtes
Matthew Scholtes

This is crazy. If you want to commit murder in Florida, just go ahead and do it, and claim that you felt "threatened".

Barry Elliott
Barry Elliott

Good to see passionate debate on an important issue like this. Shooting someone in the back, though, hardly sounds like self defence. More like retribution after the fact.

Jack Waters
Jack Waters

None of the cited cases has anything to do with the Stand your ground law. You are just using them to try to convince idiots to follow your ideology. The Stand Your Ground law simply says you do not have to retreat before using deadly force to defend yourself. If Zimmerman violated the laws pertaining to defense of self he should be charged and tried. If not, he should not be lynched by a mob of racist leftist haters.

Maria Smallow
Maria Smallow

This was a horrible tragedy. Zimmerman should never have been issued a license to carry a gun. What a loser! He was an out of work rent a cop. He should be charged with first-degree murder!

Glenn Gunter
Glenn Gunter

Please Elect Zimmerman for Mayor or Govenor. I wonder if I could have the Thugs body instead of burying it. I have always wanted a full chest mount of a big buck over my fireplace. Great Conversational piece. :>)))))) LOL

Fox Fleet
Fox Fleet

At the Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA a very loud explosion with debris and crowd panic was heard by myself and our group of firends? Several of us were armed, but, we simply made our way back to parking, which was shutfown? So, we then made our way to public transportation, which was also shutdown ( MARTA). So we made our way to a ph-booth and called a cab. They informed us they could not get into the area...could we meet them at x-location. We did. We all watched the news and were dismayed...

At the Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA a very loud explosion with debris and crowd panic was heard by myself and our group of firends? Several of us were armed, but, we simply made our way back to parking, which was shutfown? So, we then made our way to public transportation, which was also shutdown ( MARTA). So we made our way to a ph-booth and called a cab. They informed us they could not get into the area...could we meet them at x-location. We did. We all watched the news and were dismayed at the 'nail bomb' and the injury, damage, injury, chaos, and injury...it cuased... A firearm is NOT always the solution to personal safety. I can tell you it certainly felt better having it.......especially at that time...although it was absolutely useless.

Nathan Sobler
Nathan Sobler

NO! The law is fine when used as intended. It gives you the right to defend yourself, with deadly force if necessary, if you are attacked and in fear of your life. There have been a lot of claims that this case gives anybody the right to kill somebody for whatever reason and then claim the "Stand your ground" defense. The problem with that logic is this case hasn't decided ANYTHING because this case hasn't made it to court yet. If Zimmerman is arrested, and IF he is found to be the...

NO! The law is fine when used as intended. It gives you the right to defend yourself, with deadly force if necessary, if you are attacked and in fear of your life. There have been a lot of claims that this case gives anybody the right to kill somebody for whatever reason and then claim the "Stand your ground" defense. The problem with that logic is this case hasn't decided ANYTHING because this case hasn't made it to court yet. If Zimmerman is arrested, and IF he is found to be the aggressor, I'm sure the "Stand your ground" will not provide any defense for him. IF however, a jury decides he was the victim, he was attacked, his life was in danger, then they probably will and should decide that under the stand your ground law he had every right to use deadly force.

Ed Smith
Ed Smith

The police can't protect you. The government and the courts don't want to protect you. So you better be ready to protect yourself.

Xavier Perez
Xavier Perez

My mother was reading this and accidentally voted not yet instead of NO! That's what happens when you share email with your parents! Oh well. We should have the right to defend ourselves! The "break in" rate has gone down dramatically since this law was implemented!

Frank Schmeisser
Frank Schmeisser

Self-defense laws already exist, there is no need for 'Stand your Ground'.

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