Right of Self Defense 1, Obama 0

Destroying the Second Amendment and the people's right of self-defense was the real goal of the George Zimmerman prosecution. Liberals hoped to scare gun owners, regardless of the eventual verdict. Traumatizing and intimidating people from using a firearm to defend themselves were what this case was really about. This prosecution was an attempt to overturn Florida's "stand your ground law." Florida dramatically changed the law effective October 1, 2005 by amending Florida Statute 776.013(3). Previously, one had to run away if possible when threatened. But many believed that this put the burden of proof on the victim of aggression. Victims of crime would have to prove that they could not have escaped safely and they had no other choice but to use deadly force. Florida's legislature was persuaded that the "duty to retreat" often put the innocent party in an impossible position to prove their innocence. While deadly force should never be used unless necessary, the victims of crime...(Read Full Article)

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