Debunking the 'Stand Your Ground' Myth; Anti-Gun Advocates Mislead on Trayvon Case to Erode Right to Self-Defense
Byline: David Kopel, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Whatever happened on the night that George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin, we know one thing for sure: The gun prohibition lobbies and their compliant media friends have been deceiving the public about Florida's laws. Among the many deceits is the claim that Florida's stand your ground law affects the legality of whatever Mr. Zimmerman did.
The assertion that Florida law allows shooting whenever someone believes it to be necessary is a flat-out lie. The actual law of Florida is that a person is justified in the use of deadly force if (1) He or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to …
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Publication information: Article title: Debunking the 'Stand Your Ground' Myth; Anti-Gun Advocates Mislead on Trayvon Case to Erode Right to Self-Defense. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: April 3, 2012. Page number: B01. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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