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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).

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

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    Mar 24 2012: @Eddie Soloman; sorry I could not reply to your comment 'in situ' as they reply option was missing on your comment. Firstly please note; I did not say the law affected anyone else outside of Florida, only that it is a by product of a rising culture of violence.

    Secondly, please take a look at this article for a clear concise explanation regarding the Canadian gun laws and why it has lead to a different climate/ gun culture. http://www.guncite.com/journals/dkcgc.html. Basically the article discusses that heavier restrictions on and the criminalisation of the misuse of certain kinds of guns. This has lead to a change in the kinds of crime committed with those guns, and lessened the impact of rampant gun usage on society.

    In my book, death by gunfire in Canada is still too high, there are also too many guns in Canada. That the presence of guns in any society create/breed violence is self evident, in my opinion.
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      Mar 25 2012: I agree we in the U.S. need tighter gun control and better weapon tracking system, and that the SYG law breeds violence and allows cover up to some degree.

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