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Stuart Stephen Strickler

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the stand your ground law. Personal protection is a God given right. Leave the law alone!

Robert Bradford
Robert Bradford
  • Stuart Stephen Strickler

There is a great deal wrong witht he law it needs to be made clear... When this law started to protect people that are seemingly guilty without trail that is a problem. I agree that we all have the right to protect ourselves and believe this law will be great if revised.

Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
  • Stuart Stephen Strickler

Robert Bradford: I'm with u but look out here comes Lane to say we're wrong!!

Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
  • Stuart Stephen Strickler

SSS!! look on his FB page "GUN LOVERS OF AMERCIA UNITE". How can one "LOVE" a Gun???

Lara Nunes
Lara Nunes

Hmm this is weird on this site it says ONLY 49 people voted, yet on the scale it says 69% voted yes... I think this thing is rigged on the voting.

Carol Mutton
Carol Mutton
  • Lara Nunes

It means 69% of the 49 people that voted, voted yes. Now, 423 have voted and 62% of them voted yes, repeal it.

Lara Nunes
Lara Nunes
  • Lara Nunes

Carol Mutton thank you .... so 57% who voted yes are democratics who believes in being slaves ... Now i see the mentality of the zombies who has no brains .

Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
  • Lara Nunes

LES REED :Thought u took the hint they gave u Les Reed...go on back home now..ur input is not appreciated in this matter.

Geoffrey Bruce
Geoffrey Bruce

Guns defend? NY - and 12 - yes twelve people shot by two " trained" police officers. Sure makes a point in favor of an armed society doesn't it?

Jason MacGregor
Jason MacGregor
  • Geoffrey Bruce

All this over twisted and uneducated viewpoints in order to disarm the law-abiding, back at it again, eh?

Jason MacGregor
Jason MacGregor
  • Geoffrey Bruce

Cops don't train nearly as much as they should, people who carry daily are generally gun people, who train a lot more than cops. Cops don't train unless they're gun people, and those trainings offered by the department are few and far between due to budgetary concerns, because of anti-gun people who say cops are trained enough and don't need the budget to work with. It's a vicious cycle.

Chad Burgett
Chad Burgett

It is apparent that none of you have read the law. Ignorance is bliss, especially for those of you from other countries. You do not understand our Freedoms because you have been brainwashed your entire lives. Get a taste of Freedom, then you will understand Americans. Until then, keep suckling your government and allowing them to make up your minds.

Kris Smyth
Kris Smyth

I am not at all in favor of gun control.. this law may need to be looked at and issues addressed but not repealed. As a cop for the last 14 years I know that we can't be every where all the time and the time it takes to respond isn't as fast as most would like ( you have to arrive not wreck to be any help plus not hurt someone trying to help others) The media is most of the problem in most cases. They only tell the part of the story that will serve their own interests. That was already...

I am not at all in favor of gun control.. this law may need to be looked at and issues addressed but not repealed. As a cop for the last 14 years I know that we can't be every where all the time and the time it takes to respond isn't as fast as most would like ( you have to arrive not wreck to be any help plus not hurt someone trying to help others) The media is most of the problem in most cases. They only tell the part of the story that will serve their own interests. That was already proven with Today Show editing of video. There should be a gag order on all crimes until the investigation is over. They keep saying that public has a right to know, ok then tell the truth and the entire story or shut the heck up. Again gag order to not report on it in the first place.. hello! I can't or wont comment on Martin and Zimmerman case other than I don't know anymore about it than the parts the media wants you to hear. If Zimmerman turns out to be wrong then I think he slipped through a crack in the process of obtaining a gun. but then again,, as a cop.. If you are wearing a gun in plain sight and get into a fight and loosing. Your life is in real threat if your gun is taken away.

Ladarron Jones
Ladarron Jones
  • Kris Smyth

I can understand what your saying but if you a gun on you in plane sight & felt you was being harmed by a teenager smaller than yourself you dont need to have a gun in the first place!!!!

Kris Smyth
Kris Smyth
  • Kris Smyth

Ladarron Jones I'm not supporting what Zimmerman did.. I have my reservations about the shooting as Martin was not armed.. burn him if he is wrong. But that being said,, Unless you have found yourself in a position where the only thing left is to use the gun no matter if it's one person or several, if they are armed or not. I am not saying because you have it in plaint sight gives anyone the right to go to that first. It has happened before where an otherwise ordinary contact has turned...

Ladarron Jones I'm not supporting what Zimmerman did.. I have my reservations about the shooting as Martin was not armed.. burn him if he is wrong. But that being said,, Unless you have found yourself in a position where the only thing left is to use the gun no matter if it's one person or several, if they are armed or not. I am not saying because you have it in plaint sight gives anyone the right to go to that first. It has happened before where an otherwise ordinary contact has turned wrong and the officer was jumped and killed with his own gun. I guess I don't understand what your point is about someone younger and smaller than you and not needing the gun. If it's a cop then it known they carry a gun and if you do loose a fight your gun can be used against you. And if you are not aware of your situation you can be jumped even by someone smaller and younger. I don't know what this Zimmerman did but I think security guard and failed in his attempts to become a cop. If they would not take him there is probably a reason for him to not have had a gun in the first place. Also this information I have is from the media so take that for what it's worth !!

Craig Anthony
Craig Anthony

Self defense in a life threatening situation is understandable, senseless killing authorized or condoned under this law is a prime example of this country's policy makers disregard for human life.

Craig Anthony
Craig Anthony
  • Craig Anthony

Gary Knutson I am talking of the law over all, not just the Martin case. There have been others killed and excused because of this law.

Craig Anthony
Craig Anthony
  • Craig Anthony

Understand what you are saying, but I am not commenting on the case, just the law. It's only murder if he set out to kill, which wasn't his intent.

David Hardy
David Hardy

I believe the ghoulish fight over the body of Trayvon Martin in order to promote political causes needs to stop.

Those who would irresponsibly flout due process and set themselves up as judge, jury and executioner regarding George Zimmerman are disingenuous hypocrites. They wish to lynch Zimmerman without a trial, because they have made up their minds that he murdered Trayvon.

Let us gain some perspective:

According to state crime stats, Florida averaged 12 “justifiable homicide” deaths...

I believe the ghoulish fight over the body of Trayvon Martin in order to promote political causes needs to stop.

Those who would irresponsibly flout due process and set themselves up as judge, jury and executioner regarding George Zimmerman are disingenuous hypocrites. They wish to lynch Zimmerman without a trial, because they have made up their minds that he murdered Trayvon.

Let us gain some perspective:

According to state crime stats, Florida averaged 12 “justifiable homicide” deaths a year from 2000-2004. After “Stand your Ground” was passed in 2005, the number of “justifiable” deaths has almost tripled to an average of 35 a year, an increase of 283% from 2005-2010.

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/03/20/deaths-nearly-triple-since-stand-your-ground-enacted/

A 200% increase sounds like a tremendous leap until you see that it amounts to an increase of 25 deaths per year.

Compare 35 deaths attributed to “Stand your Ground” to 987 murders statewide for Florida in 2010.

http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/flcrime.htm

While the death of Trayvon Martin is indeed a tragedy, one that perhaps could have been avoided, the calls for “justice” should be equally distributed for those 987 who have been irrefutably determined to have been murder victims.

Sadly, it is not, all of the self-righteous indignation is being wasted on some media/politically driven, sensationalized, isolated, tragedy du jour.

Repealing “Stand Your Ground” and disallowing the law abiding citizenry to defend themselves, would be the knee-jerk reaction of the terminally naive.

Wisdom would be found more in ammending the law rather than throwing the baby out with the bathwater..

Marsha Hopkins
Marsha Hopkins
  • David Hardy

Gain some perspective? Really? There is no question as to whether or not Zimmerman killed the young man. The question is whether or not it should be considered a criminal act. All the comments here talk about thugs and criminals. Trayvon was not one of those. Zimmerman approached him, not the other way around and was told by the police dispatcher not to approach the young man. if you have a gun in your home to protect your family, I can understand it, although children have been accidentally...

Gain some perspective? Really? There is no question as to whether or not Zimmerman killed the young man. The question is whether or not it should be considered a criminal act. All the comments here talk about thugs and criminals. Trayvon was not one of those. Zimmerman approached him, not the other way around and was told by the police dispatcher not to approach the young man. if you have a gun in your home to protect your family, I can understand it, although children have been accidentally killed in their own home, that is one thing, to carry a gun on your person is another. There should be no circumstances when one person murders another and there is no investigation and the murderer is not detained.

Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
  • David Hardy

DAVID HARDY:...Ghoulish fight over his body...Really?? That is just a very sad statement! This was a Mothers and Fathers precious child we r speaking of,,promoting political cause?? Get a grip!! This is also about a law that has been misused to take the life of a teenager, who was not armed . he cannot speak for himself but i really feel he was innocent of any wrongdoing!!

Ray Lewis III
Ray Lewis III

This law promotes vigilantism and should be repealed. Zimmerman should be charged with homicide and given a fair trial in court. Federal officials need to pursue criminal actions against Zimmerman for violation of Tayvon's civil rights.

Colenthia Hodge
Colenthia Hodge
  • Ray Lewis III

No it shouldn't be repealed just amended with, the specifics and monitored. When we voted for it, it was setup for extreme domestic violence cases but somehow, Jen Bush found a loop hole and now its twisted and its being abused.

Colenthia Hodge
Colenthia Hodge
  • Ray Lewis III

I meant Jeb

Chris Anthony
Chris Anthony

Stand your ground is to protect those from assault... a mother with child who has just been told to give up her purse, a father putting air in a tire has just been told to hand over his watch.... if my life is at risque the choice should be mine, not yours, if I can protect myself I will.

Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
  • Chris Anthony

Protect Yes but never Pursue!! Shalom!!

Jackie Cox
Jackie Cox
  • Chris Anthony

Jewbaby VP Jewbaby--- watch and persue, thats what neighborhood watch is about, but you apparantly don't live n the areas where 911 calls get a recorded message, who have high crime rates, so the families do the right thing, they form a neighborhood watch, and follow burglars like trevon, to discourage neighborhood crime.

Suryanarayana Jv
Suryanarayana Jv

The law is most likely to be abused by people inclined to violence. Such a law must be repealed.

Abhiram Jagarlapudi
Abhiram Jagarlapudi
  • Suryanarayana Jv

The law should be repealed. There is no means of enforcing such a law as a claim for self defense can be subjective or vague at best.

Garikapati Ramakrishnasastry
Garikapati Ramakrishnasastry
  • Suryanarayana Jv

Law should be made : interpretation of any enactment should be made unambiguous and any interpretatio that favours a single body should be strucdown if it hurts a larger section even if that single body is correct in the existing legal ambit.

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