Most Florida Voters Support 'Stand Your Ground' Law: Poll
APRIL 09: Grace Miranda and other supporters of Trayvon Martin gather for a rally in front of Florida Senator Marco Rubio's office to ask him to retract his support for Florida's so called 'Stand Your Ground' gun law following the Trayvon Martin killing on April 9, 2012 in Miami, Florida.
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#1 Aug 4, 2012
Good! I support Stand Your Ground too. In Zimmerman's case he may have gone too far, but if he pursued Trayvon, then Stand Your Ground no longer applies. So many vicious hate crimes are done by black thugs against innocent whites. In Hawaii Polynesian roughnecks sometimes threaten or harass "haoles" as whites are called. They even have a tradition called "Kill Haole Friday" or something. Where is the outrage about all of that, hmm?
The wheel has come full circle, and today hypocrisy and injustice are being inflicted against whites instead of by them. Past wrongs are being used to rationalize persecuting an innocent generation for being related to the enemy. In principle, this is exactly what was done to Japanese-Americans in the internment episode.
#2 Apr 16, 2013
Many middle-aged white men are using these stand your ground laws to get away with murder. They start fights with younger (often minority) males and then shoot the guy and walk free by claiming self defense. Many besides Trayvon have been killed this way.
Perhaps they should call these laws what they really are: A license to hunt minorities.
#3 Apr 16, 2013
Please do not misunderstand me, I am against gun control BUT these Stand your ground laws are used to commit murder. Keep buying guns!!!!!! But do not commit murder then claim self defense.
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