Monday, January 9, 2012

Stand Your Ground

Could you take a life to save a life?   Last week’s daring defense of her home by Oklahoma Mom  Sarah McKinley, who shot and killed an armed man who was trying to break into her house was a good example of self defense used properly.  If this writer had been in the same situation, even though he’s uneasy around guns, he would have done  the same thing, to protect himself and his family.  A man/woman’s home is their castle, they have a right to defend it if lives are in danger.


On the other hand, does a person who is being bullied have the right to use deadly force against said bully?  A Florida high schooler who was being assaulted by a kid who had been bullying him for months stabbed him to death. The judge said that the state’s stand your ground law and self defense applied, since the kid had a reasonable fear that bodily harm was going to happen.  As always, these events should always be  judged on a case to case basis.

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