Friday, April 04, 2014

Stand Your Ground Plus

Attempts to roll back any of the Florida Stand Your Ground law’s most incendiary elements have foundered more than two years after the death of Trayvon Martin. But a bill to expand the law passed Thursday, mere months after it was introduced.

The National Rifle Association-backed bill would expand Stand Your Ground-like protections to those who point a gun at an attacker or fire a gun as a self-defense threat or warning, expanding the scope of the discretion judges and juries retain to exempt shooters from criminal charges for gun violence. The final bill also includes a provision to keep Stand Your Ground records secret. Link
Why don’t they just legalize murder by gun? That would make things a lot simpler.

Oh, wait. Black people, right. Stand your ground is just for when a white person shoots a black person.

Forgot about that. Never mind.

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