People don’t kill people, people emboldened by laws they don’t fully understand kill people. Stand Your Ground and Castle Doctrine laws alone are not the direct instigators of shootings such as the Martin and Morrison deaths. Instead, they are just road maps for dumb gun owners looking for a fight.
Sad. These “stand your ground” or “castle” laws are very, very stupid. All you’ve got to do is shoot someone and say “I was scared” – yeesh, you should at least feel a little nervous while pointing a loaded firearm at someone! – and you get off consequence free. The other guy can’t tell his side because he’s dead. The perfect crime.
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