By Tom Knighton
The Stand Your Ground laws aren’t licenses to kill, despite what many people claim. The law only protects someone from needing to run away when faced with lethal force, as a general rule.
But the law has been in the headlines again after a controversial shooting in Clearwater, Florida. There, a man named Michael Drejka got into an altercation with a woman over a parking spot. It seems the woman and her party, which included Markeis McGlockton, had parked in a handicapped parking spot.
McGlockton came out of the convenience store and confronted Drejka. Things got heated, and McGlockton struck Drejka.
Drejka, in return, pulled out a firearm and shot McGlockton. He told police that it was self-defense, that he was in fear of his life. That flew for a while, but earlier this week, prosecutors charged him with manslaughter.
The question is, is this the right call?
My kneejerk reaction is to assume that anyone the media is trying to vilify is probably innocent. That’s the way it goes these days. However, I’ve watched the video. When the shooting first happened, I wrote about it here at Bearing Arms. At the time, I wrote:
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Source:: Bearing Arms