Stand Your Ground Analysis

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In April of 2005 then Florida governor Jeb Bush signed into law Senate Bill 436. This bill expanded and clarified the Floridians’ self-defense rights against violent attackers. In effect beginning October 1, 2005 the new law was written to relieve the burdens of a person that had the possibility of ending up a victim due to the actions of a would be attacker looking to threaten them or cause them harm (Wallace, 2006). While Florida was the first state to enact Stand Your Ground, Florida is now just one of 24 states that have similar laws (Lee, 2012). With the support of law enforcement, Stand Your Ground has become a popular law with a majority of citizens in Florida. Stand Your Ground has become a political statement for supporters of
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