Have Stand Your Ground laws had some beneficial impact by allowing law-abiding citizens to protect themselves? The evidence doesn't show that. The Task Force meeting this month should seriously examine the scientific evidence. Lives depend on it.
Some are exploiting the Trayvon Martin shooting to target self-defense laws that protect innocent lives. These laws safeguard law-abiding and peaceable citizens, and are not to blame in the tragic Florida incident.
Anti-democratic legislation written by ALEC is pushed onto conservative members of state legislatures who propose them for passage verbatim, sort of reminding one of a junkie who can't quite kick the habit.
It's neither an accident nor a surprise that the National Rifle Association and ALEC have been close allies all along." It has become a symbol of opposition to government, in other words, as an argument for fewer laws and regulations.