Stand your ground law?
The law is a real risky one as it can easily betray you in a heartbeat. The idea is you feel life threatened at an extreme moment you may use up to lethal force to defend yourself. But it has turned on the victim many times. For instance if a robber breaks into your home and you get your gun and shoot 3 times it suggests you didn't fear for your life as if you did you would have kept firing until the clip was empty (that arguement has been used and won), not in another arguement its been said as you emptied the clip it shows contempt and hatred rather then fear (as the robber was fleeing) and that has also won against the real victim. Very tricky and flawed law that doesn't work as intended often enough.
What are cons of stand your ground laws?
First, you have to understand what Stand Your Ground is. In many states, if your life is threatened, you first have a duty to try to flee, before you may actually defend your life. Stand Your Ground says, no, you don't have to flee. If your life is threatened, you may defend your life. Running away is not required. Honestly, I don't see a problem with Stand Your Ground. FYI - .The Zimmerman case had NOTHING to do with Stand Your Ground, despite all the liberal news media and liberals whining about it. Zimmerman was pinned on the ground with Trayvon on top of him beating him "MMA Style." Fleeing was not an option, thus Stand Your Ground did not apply.
Does Texas have a "stand your ground" law?
As others stated (except one) Texas does have a stand your ground "law". Before this law you had to try to retreat before using deadly force. With the change you do not have to retreat as long as you have a legal right to be in that place, did not provoke the other person, and not committing criminal activity. Here is the part of the use of deadly force law: Texas Penal Code Sec. 9.32. DEADLY FORCE IN DEFENSE OF PERSON. (c) A person who has a right to be present at the location where the deadly force is used, who has not provoked the person against whom the deadly force is used, and who is not engaged in criminal activity at the time the deadly force is used is not required to retreat before using deadly force as described by this section. http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Do... I suggest everyone should read the use of force/deadly force laws: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Do...
What does Florida's "stand your ground" law mean?
Here is the statute: JUSTIFIABLE USE OF FORCE 776.012 Use of force in defense of person.— A person is justified in using force, except deadly force, against another when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes that such conduct is necessary to defend himself or herself or another against the other’s imminent use of unlawful force. However, a person is justified in the use of deadly force and does not have a duty to retreat if: (1) He or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony; If you started the fight you will probably be charged with 1st degree murder or attempted murder depending on the outcome. This exception means you are mistaken if you think gang bangers and drug dealers benefit from this law. (c) The person who uses defensive force is engaged in an unlawful activity or is using the dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle to further an unlawful activity;
Does the "stand your ground" law allow for gun duels?
Duels are specifically prohibited by law. Self-defense laws do not apply if the parties agree to fight, anyway. Edit: Tundra Rob is not quite correct. Usually, a person has to take the option to flee instead of using a forceful defense, if fleeing is possible. The Castle Doctrine is the principle that a person is not required to flee from their own home, but may defend themselves there even if fleeing is an option. A "stand your ground" law means that a person does not have to flee outside the home, either, and can always use a forceful defense instead of fleeing if they are in danger.
Do states in Mexico have "stand your ground” laws?
I’m not sure how the “stand your ground law” works, but in Mexico we have the “self defense laws”, which in general say that you can “repel an aggression real, actual and imminent in defense of properties or goods (yours or someone else), only if exists need of defense and a rationality in the means used and there is sufficient provocation from the aggressor”. Sorry if it is not clear, but legal jargon is hard to translate.In a real life situation what this means is that you can only use force against a intruder for example if he has the intent to commit an aggression and harm you. The key word here is intent. In Mexico, you have to prove that the aggressor had the intent (he was actually jumping at you, firing at you, throwing you knives or strangling you) so you can claim self defense. If for example you find an intruder with a knife on your house, you can not fired at him, unless he actually try to attack you and you can prove it. Otherwise he can claim that he was going to run away and not harm you so you would have no justification to do anything.
Should every state have a stand-your-ground-law?
The natural right to stand your ground and fight for your life, your property, even your honor, is so obvious and inalienable that the need for such laws should not even exist.The Second Amendment protects the right of each and every American to keep AND BEAR arms. There should be no additional laws required federally or by the States intended to provide for where and when you can or cannot use those arms in your own defense.What is the value of bearing arms if any State can pass a law saying you will go straight to jail if you are foolish enough to use it?
What does it mean to "stand your ground"?
fight for what you believe in.
Does Philippines have a Stand Your Ground law?
i think the idea of stand your ground is different here. in the states, you have the right to bear arms. in most states, gun ownership is allowed to civilians without discrimination. here, you can only have a permit to carry a gun only if you can prove you are of high social status or is capable of facing threat while in public. so generally speaking, you can own a gun if you are super rich or a politician. in the states, you can shoot trespassers. here, you cannot shoot trespassers. in the states, you can use deadly force to defend your property. here, you can defend yourself, but not your property. if you use deadly force to injure or kill someone while they are stealing your property without threat to your life, you will be charged for assault and possible homicide.