Essay about The Stand Your Ground Law

1865 Words Dec 8th, 2015 null Page
“People tend to complicate their own lives, as if living weren 't already complicated enough.”
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Stand your ground law states that an individual has no duty to retreat from any place they have a lawful right to be and may use any level of force, including lethal, if they reasonably believe they face an imminent and immediate threat of serious bodily harm or death. The Stand Your Ground Law was passed in 2006 for the first time in Georgia. Although some may believe that the “Stand Your Ground” law protects American citizens from any potential threats, people may take unfair advantages of the law;therefore, the current “Stand Your Ground” law should be abolished.

To start, many U.S. citizens are being killed due to the SYG law. Research shows that the “Stand Your Ground” laws are associated with as many as 700 additional homicides nationwide each year(Galloway). As Jim Galloway states, HB 875 would expand the law even further to protect felons who kill using illegally possessed guns.Some citizens might use this as a way to kill someone for no reason.The SYG law should not be used for negative purposes. Some guns that citizens use are not licensed, which means the gun should not be used or owned yet. Someone’s personal feelings should not be used when the SYG law is present it should be used when there is an emergency.

In the first place, Georgia has increased per year from 7 to 13 since the law went into effect(wallace). Georgia is the first state…

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