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'Stand Your Ground' Trial in Florida Ends With Manslaughter Verdict

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by SummerMadness, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. SummerMadness

    SummerMadness Senior Veteran

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    'Stand Your Ground' Trial in Florida Ends With Manslaughter Verdict
    They need to scrap or change these dumb laws, when someone starts a confrontation and then kills someone with a gun, they need to be held accountable.
     
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  2. RDKirk

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    The factor is "starts a confrontation."

    The defense attempted to separate "starts a confrontation" away from the moment the confrontation turned into a serious life/death issue. That strategy has worked successfully before in Florida.

    When the defendant was knocked to the ground, it really became a life/death issue for him. Had he not started the incident in the first place, this would not have even gone to trial.

    I was taught long ago, "When you're carrying a gun, any argument can turn into a gunfight." That ought to seriously reduce the number of arguments a someone carrying a gun should get himself involved with.

    This guy was clearly seeking confrontations, and he finally found one that led to a gunfight.
     
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  3. mark kennedy

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    I certainly don't see the justification for shooting a man dead, over a parking spot, and the other guy is unarmed. Sounds like manslaughter is getting off easy.

    I've never liked gun control but guns make lethal violence too easy.
     
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