Posted August 30, 2018 6:00 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law seems to be the example most likely to create outrage for some reason. From Trayvon Martin’s killing to the shooting in Clearwater, Fla., it seems every time the law gets mentioned it creates outrage in some way, shape, or form.

However, a self-defense shooting on Tuesday has law enforcement calling it a classic “Stand Your Ground” case, and any outrage has been minimal this time around.

After a heated text message exchange with his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Jason Boek followed an Uber he thought was driving her home and swerved in front of it on a dark stretch of road in central Florida early Tuesday morning, authorities say.

A dash camera video from the Uber shows Boek, 34, jumping out of a pick-up truck and quickly walking to Uber driver Robert Westlake’s Hyundai Elantra.

Holding what authorities said was a cell phone, Boek raised his hand and said: “You know I got a pistol? You want me to f****** shoot you?”

Westlake, 38, is a licensed armed security guard who holds a concealed weapons permit and who had just completed training to be a police officer. He fired once, killing Boek early Tuesday, the Polk County Sheriff’s …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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