Do Stand Your Ground laws do more good than harm?

Asked by: megj681
  • This law does much more good than harm. Why do you think we have rights under the 2nd amendment to bear arms? Defense.

    Stand your ground laws enable people to defend themselves and who/what they care for in their homes. If this law is eliminated, you're just giving criminals more reason to commit crimes and leaving the potential victims defenseless. If this law is eliminated, crime rates will quickly rise and all the rest of the law abiding citizens will be defenseless.

  • Stand Your Ground laws give one person the right to use his or her own judgement to become the judge, jury, and executioner.

    Stand your ground laws enable one, and only one person, to use only his or her judgement to kill at will. On paper, these laws sound good: allowing people to defend themselves when in danger. But in reality, criminals get by with their crimes by taking advantage of Stand Your Ground laws. This is unfair for people who have been killed for no reason.

  • It supports the killers?

    The law makes it very difficult to prosecute cases against people who shoot others and then claim self-defense. The shooter can argue that he felt threatened, and in most cases, the only witness who could have argued on the other side is dead.

    This Law assists the killers. ! !

  • Not at all!

    Stand your ground laws are terrible laws that permit people to partake in vigilante acts in instances where they appear to be threatened. Rather than encouraging people to take caution and to avoid danger, stand your ground laws actually ENDORSE problems by permitting people to "stand their ground" and fight in public.

    There is nothing beneficial from stand your ground laws. These laws only encourage problems!

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Juan_Pablo says2014-04-14T16:12:38.220
I am 100% against STAND YOUR GROUND LAWS! They do not encourage common sense reactions in people. Rather than encouraging people to take caution and avoid danger - these laws encourage people to fight back (with guns) when they feel their life is threatened. No way are these laws good!