Essay on Stand Your Ground Rule
ITT Technical Institute
Abstract A "stands your ground" law states that a person may use deadly force in self-defense without the duty to retreat when faced with a reasonable perceived threat. So what's the problem with this law, it seems that since the shooting of Trayvon Martin this law got put in the spot light, or is it racial profiling. Can the press play a big part on how this law is being criticize or are they using these shooting for rating.
Stand your ground rule
So what is the stand your ground rule? A “stands your ground” law states that a person may use deadly force in self-defense without the duty to retreat when faced with a reasonable perceived threat. The laws …show more content…
Let’s look at Jordan Davis shooting, and let’s take race out of the question. Michael Dunn shot a young man over loud music. He claims that he was pumping gas in his truck when a sport utility vehicle pull over at the pump next to him, and the music was so loud that he couldn’t concentrate. So he claims to approach the vehicle and calmly asked them to lower the music, the young man reacted to the request, and the situation got out of control. Dunn claims that the young man had a weapon and was afraid for his life so he shot Davis, and still while the SUV drove away he continued to shot. So why keep shooting at a vehicle that’s driving away? and was loud music justifiable to the extent of a death sentence. Where is the