As a former police officer I have been in many situations where, had I not been properly trained I probably would have discharged my weapon. There are to many people today who use the right to carry as an excuse to engage rather than a last resort of defense. Add the volitility of racial prejudice and you empower the inherent stereotypically formed attitudes to be reinforced in people who see cultural differences as, "unamerican"! Stand Your Ground laws are license for murder. These laws must go!