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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

    '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

    RDKirk Alien, Pilgrim, and Sojourner Supporter

    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

    mark kennedy Natura non facit saltum Supporter

    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.