Skip to comments.Debunking the stand your ground myth
Posted on 04/03/2012 7:04:31 AM PDT by trappedincanuckistan
Whatever happened on the night that George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin, we know one thing for sure: The gun prohibition lobbies and their compliant media friends have been deceiving the public about Floridas laws. Among the many deceits is the claim that Floridas stand your ground law affects the legality of whatever Mr. Zimmerman did.
The assertion that Florida law allows shooting whenever someone believes it to be necessary is a flat-out lie. The actual law of Florida is that a person is justified in the use of deadly force if (1) He or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony (Florida Statutes, Section 776.012).
The second part of the law provides special provisions for self-defense against violent home invaders or carjackers. Neither of those is relevant to the Zimmerman case.
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Let Freedom Ring,
Thanks Joe. I wasn’t aware.
It all comes down to this and I am serious as a heart attack.
Certain groups want to be able to beat Whitey anytime they want. Some of them even want them to be able to kill Whitey any time they want as long as he isn’t among the other protected groups.
If Whitey defends himself especially with a gun they and the media will go Tasmanian Devil wild. I mean lying, cheating, leading screaming mobs wild.
We are living in a sick, sick, world.