A Deadly Way of Live: Georgia’s Stand Your Ground Law Essay
In 2006 the state of Georgia introduced its version of the Stand Your Ground Law. What is the Georgia’s Stand Your Ground Law (SYG)? In general, Georgia's law says a person is justified in threatening or using force if they believe it is necessary to protect themselves or another person, in other-word the right to kill another. Georgia is the second state of twenty-two states with the stand your ground law. In Georgia this law gives individuals the right to use deadly force to defend themselves without any requirement to evade or retreat from a dangerous situation.
The SYG law in Georgia has changes the purpose and way many feel about self-defense. This has become a problem …show more content…
Although, the writers of this law intentions is to give good law-abiding citizens the right to defend themselves against bad citizens. But often too many times in real life conflicts, both sides think of the other person as the bad guy. Now, they both believe that the law has given them the right to stand their ground and kill their fellow citizen if felt necessary. Many opponents of this law feel that it provides too much freedom to its citizens in the right to use deadly force as if issuing them a license to kill. In addition to many court cases it has and will be continually argued in many trials been racially injustice to any non-white