Robert Urlich
Robert Urlich

Guns are made to kill and they do that quite well.
Human life is meant to be precious, sacred and worthy of respect.
Many brave men have sacrificed their lives in the interests of upholding human dignity, truth and justice.
The Nimrods, Hitlers, Emperor Bokassas, and their ilk kill for pleasure, and self-gratification.

Theresa Long Leandres-Herrema

This law seems to be not properly used by both the legal system and private citizens. It should be repealed, and a better written law, on that will allow citizens to protect themselves with out being vigilantes. That's a state of mind that makes humans like animals, and it's not about justice at all. What has happened is a "hate crime" one that goes beyond race, or personal origin. It's just pure hate, it's the need to be seen and heard for all the wrong reason. Taking on someone else...

This law seems to be not properly used by both the legal system and private citizens. It should be repealed, and a better written law, on that will allow citizens to protect themselves with out being vigilantes. That's a state of mind that makes humans like animals, and it's not about justice at all. What has happened is a "hate crime" one that goes beyond race, or personal origin. It's just pure hate, it's the need to be seen and heard for all the wrong reason. Taking on someone else cause to propel yourself in the lime light as a hero is wrong, deceitful, and is criminal. So many other laws have been broken by the Legal system in this case, that there are individual that now need to be held accountable. The legal systems calls for the Grand Jury to hear and see the facts. Not a person seeking to advance themselves to a higher then the laws written, perhaps Political gain is a fact. Whatever. This young boy, this child, walking home in his own neighborhood was gunned down in hate and fear of a coward. Regardless of Trayvone's youthful activities, that everyone seems to be making a big to do about, let's not forget children act out for lots of reason, to call him a thug, or bring up things as a miner he has done is criminal in its'self.
As a mother I know that children do wrong things for wrong reasons. I wont even say that persons name that shot this child, he is an adult, and we are welling to over look his miss doing's. Please stand and defend yourself, but don't in cold blood take the life of anyone, most not a child. God have mercy on the souls of those who can not and will not see the wrong that has been down. Laws are not a license to kill meaninglessly for person gratification. There was no war going on here. Just a child walking home, then stocked, by someone who thinks he is above the law by some poorly used and understood "Stand your ground", read what this law really says, before you judge that it's the law to stand behind here. This person, man, whatever, pursued this child, no warning or anything, the 911 calls speak for themselves, he was told not to get out of the car, not to follow him, he is just there to watch and call in. As a neighborhood watch person myself, I would have listen better, no would I have had a gun. I am in favor of the NRA, and citizen being able to own guns and even carry them. But if your mental state of mind, as heard on the 911 call of this person, was clearly a person ready to abuse authority as a volunteer. This makes our world even more scary then it already is. My black hoody has hung in my yard now for weeks and will hang there until there is justice and PEACE. My children, my son blonde blue eyed and my daughter darker skinned from our Mediterreanean background both have worn and wear black hoodies, and much like their generation us slang actions and lingo. As those who know our deeply Catholic views no that my children now young adults are far from being thugs, and yes have down stupid teenage things, but Thank GOD, they have lived to out grow them and move on to be adults and grow. How can we judge and innocent dead child! we need JUSTICE AND PEACE, and laws that have clarity.

Floyd Miller
Floyd Miller

There is now a 3-day waiting period to buy a pack of Skittles, a very dangerous weapon.

Monica-Crystal Arandia Montalvo

This "LAW" absolutely must be repealed as soon as possible and redesigned for the protection of all innocent parties. Waiting until the Trayvon Martin investigation has been completed would make sense if this was an isolated incident but tragically, IT IS NOT! God help the person who ever removed a beloved child from my life! Mr. Zimmerman made a poor, fear-based and deadly decision. Trayvon has been executed, exterminated and extinct from the planet. There's NO hope for his return, the most...

This "LAW" absolutely must be repealed as soon as possible and redesigned for the protection of all innocent parties. Waiting until the Trayvon Martin investigation has been completed would make sense if this was an isolated incident but tragically, IT IS NOT! God help the person who ever removed a beloved child from my life! Mr. Zimmerman made a poor, fear-based and deadly decision. Trayvon has been executed, exterminated and extinct from the planet. There's NO hope for his return, the most anyone can do is pray for justice for the memory of this child and the emotional recovery of his family. Let's work together to build a system that works, let's support each other in our efforts to protect the loss of future innocent lives, let us stand our ground.

Kate Duncan
Kate Duncan

As this law is now written, and with so little clarification and so much potential for abuse, it should be overturned. People have a right to protect themselves, and should have that right on their own property, but to carry this law into the streets or to make it so generalized that people can actually get away with legalized murder, makes for a very bad law!

Allison DeGennaro
Allison DeGennaro

The law should not be taken away; it should be more clearly defined. As someone who has lived in another State where there is not a Stand Your Ground law, if I was to be attacked in my own home, I could not take lethal action unless the attacker had me backed into a corner in my home...that means the attacker would already have broken in, be inside my home, and would have to have put me into a no way out confrontation, in order to defend myself with no repercussions...my kids and anyone...

The law should not be taken away; it should be more clearly defined. As someone who has lived in another State where there is not a Stand Your Ground law, if I was to be attacked in my own home, I could not take lethal action unless the attacker had me backed into a corner in my home...that means the attacker would already have broken in, be inside my home, and would have to have put me into a no way out confrontation, in order to defend myself with no repercussions...my kids and anyone inside the home would be vulnerable as well as me, with no means of defending myself, my family or my home from attack.

Carolyn Hughes
Carolyn Hughes

This has been such a sad event and the law is not being used as it was meant to be. If not repealed it needs to be modified. I do personally think that Mr. Zimmerman was not attacked nor do I think that Trayvon was an angel. Only the two of them know what really happened and if Mr. Zimmerman acted without reason I only hope that he can live with his decision to do so. There is one being who will take care of his actions in the end.

Paul R Woodall
Paul R Woodall

nobody deserves to get shot.

Kevin Fredrick
Kevin Fredrick

Are you morons stupid. Chasing a person down is not standing ground. So why do you think stand your ground law is connected to this!

Lisa Torres
Lisa Torres

The STAND YOUR GROUND LAW has already been determined to be not ELIGIBLE for this defense! We need that law or if I as a person am attacked and I injury my attacker I WILL be the one responsible!

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