Posted August 10, 2018 8:30 am by Comments

By Tom Knighton

As I’ve said before, Stand Your Ground laws shouldn’t be controversial. All the really do is remove any duty to retreat from a threat, allowing people to act faster in a self-defense situation as they don’t have to look around to see if they can get away. It speeds up the decision-making process, thus saving lives.

It doesn’t excuse people shooting when it’s not justified and it never has.

But that doesn’t stop anti-gun Democrats from hating the law and working to repeal it. In Florida, they had their best chance to do just that. In the wake of a controversial shooting in Clearwater, Florida, Democrats in the state legislature thought it was their time.

They were wrong.

Florida Democratic lawmakers have failed to force the Republican-controlled Legislature to repeal the state’s contentious “stand your ground law.”

Democrats asked Secretary of State Ken Detzner to poll legislators on whether they would support holding a special session to amend or repeal the law. The law allows people to use deadly force without retreating if they believe they are in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm.

The move required three-fifths of House and Senate members to vote yes.

Whoops.

Honestly, from a political standpoint, this …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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