Should 'Stand Your Ground' Laws Be Repealed? Join The Debate With Michael Bloomberg, Ken Blackwell

04/13/2012 11:23 am ET | Updated Apr 13, 2012

Few people would argue against a person's right to defend themselves in their own homes if an intruder burst through the door.

But does a law like Florida's controversial 2005 statute "Stand Your Ground" -- which removes a person's duty to retreat from an assailant and allows the use of deadly force in any place the person has a right to be -- go so far as to authorize vigilante justice?

That's the position of many people who'd like to see the so-called "license to kill" repealed in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting and other instances in which law's ambiguity prompted confusion and debatable judgements in court.

Supporters of the law, however, have argued that "Stand Your Ground" doesn't apply in Zimmerman's case, a position taken by former Florida governor Jeb Bush who signed the law in 2005.

Should such laws -- now in 20 other states, too -- be repealed? Join the debate below, and see if Michael Bloomberg or Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski change your mind.

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