Is NY Times Attack Of Florida Stand Your Ground Justified?

It is to be expected that those who do not believe in self-defense are upset that Florida is trying to increase the protection of those who defend themselves. It is only natural that those who oppose something would wish to oppose its increase. But we have to ask if this attack is justified.

Florida’s Stand Your Ground law provides protection for people who feel that their life is threatened. It allows a citizen to stand their ground and defend themselves.

As the current law is written, the person who claims this right must prove in a pretrial hearing that they were in mortal danger. The way it will be if this bill passes into law, the burden of proof will fall to the prosecutor. And this the first thing that the NYT points out as a problem.

The NYT reports

This dangerous bill would make worse an already notorious…



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