Stand-your-ground law

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Are you for or against Stand-your-ground law

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  1. American_Jihad
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    Stand-your-ground law

    A stand-your-ground law states that a person may use force in self-defense when there is reasonable belief of a threat, without an obligation to retreat first. In some cases, a person may use deadly force in public areas without a duty to retreat. Under these legal concepts, a person is justified in using deadly force in certain situations and the "stand your ground" law would be a defense or immunity to criminal charges and civil suit. The difference between immunity and a defense is that an immunity bars suit, charges, detention and arrest. A defense, such as an affirmative defense, permits a plaintiff or the state to seek civil damages or a criminal conviction but may offer mitigating circumstances that justifies the accused's conduct.

    More than half of the states in the United States have adopted the Castle doctrine, stating that a person has no duty to retreat when their home is attacked. Some states go a step further, removing the duty of retreat from other locations. "Stand Your Ground", "Line In The Sand" or "No Duty To Retreat" laws thus state that a person has no duty or other requirement to abandon a place in which he has a right to be, or to give up ground to an assailant. Under such laws, there is no duty to retreat from anywhere the defender may legally be.[1] Other restrictions may still exist; such as when in public, a person must be carrying firearms in a legal manner, whether concealed or openly.

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    Correct.

    Just because a criminal thinks he has the right to me, my space or my belongings, that doesn't mean that I should be required to try and escape.
    I should have every right to stand my ground and reply in kind

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    I'm standing my ground whether or not it's the law. If the perp is dead, he can't claim I didn't try to run away.
     
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    I don't need a writ to tell me this.
    This goes back to primal humanity. As with any Father worth his weight in sand, I would lay my own life so that my children would continue theirs. And I would defend my wife the same.
    Any man who presents himself on my property in a threatening manner, or even in a perceived threat will result in his death or mine.
    That is my right as a human being. And no law written or unwritten supersedes it.
     
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    I couldn't afford a Colt when I bought my Bersa, but I wouldn't trade it for the world.
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    Rather live in a state with a "Stand your Ground" Rule as opposed to a state with a "Duty to Retreat" Law! It is every man's duty to protect himself, and his family.
     
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    Your .380 Bersa is a great concealed carry with plenty of punch. :cool:
     
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