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Stand Your Ground Law Encourages Murder?
Many in Florida would like to repeal the Stand Your Ground laws that were significant in the recent acquittal of George Zimmerman (who shot and killed unarmed Trayvon Martin). The bill "encourages people to shoot their way out of situations and that's not how we live in a civilized society...It's a mentality of shoot first" I completely agree. The fact that these laws are on the books in 20 states changes the relationship between the individual and the state. In my political science classes I learned that a state has a "monopoly on the use of force" Is this still present if citizens can kill each other when deadly force is unnecessary? I'd like to get your thoughts on this one.
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