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Heather White

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Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law is unconstitutional and thus illegal

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

To protect the right to venture out of your home (liberty) to purchase sweets for your kid brother (pursuit of happiness) and to expect to return home alive (life).


This is not a debate about US Gun Law in general.


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    Mar 23 2012: maybe any details on the law itself, and how it contradicts the constitution? you know, not everyone is from florida
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      Mar 23 2012: The "Stand your ground law" allows a person to use force or deadly force when threaten in private and sometimes public places.
      It under controversy in U.S. because a young teenage boy was shot by one of his father neighbor. The man who shot the boy called police before he did it and they told him to wait till he arrived. The man took action into his own hands and confronted the boy. The boy was unarmed and on the way to his father when he was shot dead. So now this a bit of an uproar because the man has yet to be prosecuted because the law.

      I personally the law can be used for unlawful vigilantism and needs to be stopped now.
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        Mar 23 2012: i don't understand?

        how could the boy be "on the way to his father", yet, threatening the neighbor?
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          Mar 23 2012: Exactly ,but it seems that nothing in the U.S. is that simple. Seems like we need argue over everything to make a change.

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