Sunday, April 22, 2012

“Stand your ground” Law Not Invalidated by Zimmerman shooting

Suppose some leftwing activists told you that you should not use guns because you have no right to protect yourself from a murderous criminal? If you’re like most right-thinking people, you would be outraged. Yet, liberals are using the shooting of Trayvon Martin as an excuse to say exactly that. They want to use the Martin case to repeal “stand your ground” laws.


  1. SYG has *NOTHING* to do with this case.

    SYG only makes clear that if you're not breaking any law, and in a place you have a right to be, you're not required to retreat before resorting to self-defense.

    When you're flat on your back with a broken nose and a busted lip, and your assailant - a football player who's 7 inches taller and half your age - is on top beating your head into a curb, RETREAT IS IMPOSSIBLE!

    If there's NO possibility of retreat, then SYG DOES NOT APPLY!

  2. Reading the definition, it also applies.

    I was wrong: Stand Your Ground was applicable
    (3) A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked in any other place where he or she has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.

    The 2011 Florida Statutes