Why The 'Stand Your Ground' Law Is God's Gift To Floridians

By now the whole world knows just enough about the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case to be dangerous.

Let's all concede that it's a tragedy that a 17-year-old boy was gunned down. No one should be happy about that.

But beyond that, the media enjoy flashing headlines like "Florida 'Stand Your Ground' Law May Complicate Zimmerman Case". And the usual assortment of gun control nuts have used this incident to exploit the death of a teenager, and call for a repeal of said 'Stand Your Ground' law.

Some have taken the tragedy all the way to Presidential politics. Leftist bloggers make note of the fact that Jeb Bush, who signed the 'Stand Your Ground' law, endorsed Mitt Romney while this story was in the media spotlight.

So what is this 'Stand Your Ground' law? Here is the relevant provision:

"A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked in any other place where he or she has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony."

Simply put: The 'Stand Your Ground' law allows you to fight back.

Simplier put: If someone is attacking you or one of your loved ones, feel free to use your gun to kill the bastard.

And that's why this law is so important, and why Florida legislators should resist efforts from civil rights activists and gun control groups to repeal it. It specifically grants certain protections to the intended victim and puts the criminal in danger of reprisal.

It's an added element of crime prevention. If a violent offender thinks that whoever he is targeting will use deadly force in return, maybe that violent offender will think twice before committing the crime.

Unlike many pundits, I won't pretend to know the exact circumstances surrounding the Martin shooting. However, with as much as press as the 'Stand Your Ground' law has recently received, I'm willing to bet that a lot of would-be violent criminals in Florida are having second thoughts.

And that's a good thing.

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