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The American Bar Association is calling for "stand your ground" laws to be repealed because they essentially function as a "low-cost license to kill." Supporters of "stand your ground" laws say law abiding citizens should be able to defend themselves when their life is being threatened. What do you think?

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The most compelling reason that there should remain a Stand Your Ground law is thus the circumstances that might arise in its absence. A victim should not be expected to out run his or her aggressor or rely upon a law enforcement officer to appear at the scene.
...If a person’s life is in danger, he or she has the right to defend him or herself to whatever extent is necessary for protection. In a moment of hysteria and desperation, an atmosphere that is expected when a person’s safety is severely compromised, an innocent person should not be inhibited from taking protective, and sometimes necessarily aggressive, initiatives by fear of legal retribution.
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One expert quoted in the report’s conclusions called the laws a solution in search of a problem. “If our aim is to increase criminal justice system costs, increase medical costs, increase racial tension, maintain our high adolescent death rate and put police officers at greater risk, then this is good legislation,” Temple University’s Jerry Ratcliffe told the task force. “But if we are to use science and data and logic and analysis to drive sensible public policy, then there is no reliable and credible evidence to support laws that encourage stand your ground and shoot your neighbor.”
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Supporters of the law say it is their right to use lethal force to defend themselves if they have reasonable reason to think their life is under immediate threat. Some people would rather rely on themselves for defense.

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Post by Christine Cortez.
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Critics of "stand your ground" laws say the laws are thinly-veiled licenses to kill—and is often improperly applied among racial groups.  

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Post by Penny Landau.
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Should we repeal all 'stand your ground' laws?
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