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house Bill H.R. 2812

Do States Need To End Stand-Your-Ground Laws?

Argument in favor

Stand-your-ground laws give people a blank check to use deadly force against others who may not pose a threat .

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06/17/2016
Guns should be used by professionals acting in the defense of the public. The Second Amendment refers to participation in a local militia for the defense of their property in the face of attack, not to individual citizens' right to carry a gun for personal use. A gun permit confers a privilege, not a right!
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Matt's Opinion
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07/27/2015
It creates a system where we become accountable solely to the feelings and judgements of gun owners, and excusing homicide by incredibly lax standards of "feeling threatened." It also ensures that there is usually no second witness --when they are killed--to provide their side of the situation. While people have the right to defend themselves, stand your ground laws allow--and excuse--immediate recourse to deadly force by self-appointed judges.
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Argument opposed

People need to have the right to defend themselves in the face of danger. Period.

Kathie's Opinion
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03/10/2015
No, I should have the right to defend myself.
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Ryan's Opinion
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10/22/2015
People have a natural right to self defense, and not fear reprisals by law enforcement. Stand your ground has helped more minority's than any other group.
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bill Progress


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      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJuly 24th, 2013
    No, I should have the right to defend myself.
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    People have a natural right to self defense, and not fear reprisals by law enforcement. Stand your ground has helped more minority's than any other group.
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    My House My Castle Enter at your own risk seems fair to me and my family.
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    The people have the right to self defense up to and including the use of lethal force. That right should never be infringed upon.
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    An overarching federal solution to state laws is not only undesirable, but it is politically impractical right now.
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    Stand your ground laws do not give a free hand to commit murder. The stand your ground laws do not protect you if you set a trap and this has been proven by the successful prosecution of people who have tried to use the stand your ground laws to commit murder.
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    Local and state issue, not a federal issue. I think all states should have some type of Stand Your Ground law. And I think that NC should join other states that have lifted most of their gun restrictions. Restrictions on purchase of hand guns, ammunition, carrying concerned, etc... It is a right given to citizen of this country and there are no restriction place on this right in our Constitution.
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    The right of self defense is the first right of every living being.
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    The fundamental right of self defense is standard to ALL life.
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    It creates a system where we become accountable solely to the feelings and judgements of gun owners, and excusing homicide by incredibly lax standards of "feeling threatened." It also ensures that there is usually no second witness --when they are killed--to provide their side of the situation. While people have the right to defend themselves, stand your ground laws allow--and excuse--immediate recourse to deadly force by self-appointed judges.
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    Because we have the right to defend ourselves.
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    The only effective federal legislation is to repeal any and all legislation that impedes or restricts law-abiding citizen's 2nd Amendment rights, to include repeal of ALL "Gun Free Zones", and NFA. "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED" is a pretty clear statement. No governmental body, to include the SCOTUS & POTUS, should be allowed to restrict or infringe a citizens 2A right. Rights are non-negotiable and cannot be removed.
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    Standing your ground is the most fundamental human right we have. We aren't gazelle being hunted by lions who have no option but to flee and hope they prey on the weak in the herd. Criminals need to know that the public won't tolerate this nonsense.
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    We have a right to defend ourselves, our families, our homes, and our possessions.
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    Law or no law i Will defend me and mine
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    People need to be able to protect themselves when they are posed with a threat. People who have the guns must be able to understand how to properly use their firearm. People on the other side of the argument do not understand that with less restricting gun laws the people who are trying to cause harm are going to find ways. Think of it this way you would rather lock your door at night to prevent a burglar and never need it than leave the house unlocked at night and get broken into.
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    One has the right to self defense !
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    I should have the right to protect and defend my family and me and property from any threat. I have seen first hand what it is like to have a family member murdered and have to wait for (leos) to respond while the murder just casually walk away while every one else hid in terror
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    Guns should be used by professionals acting in the defense of the public. The Second Amendment refers to participation in a local militia for the defense of their property in the face of attack, not to individual citizens' right to carry a gun for personal use. A gun permit confers a privilege, not a right!
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    You shouldn't be denied the right to defend yourself against aggression and you shouldn't be forced to run away
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