The Importance Of Stand Your Ground Laws

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Stand your ground laws are a revocation of the duty to retreat, according to Find Law. Under certain circumstances, individuals can use force to defend themselves without first attempting to retreat from the danger. The Washington Post says: “In no states are you allowed to shoot someone who is simply shouting at you or moving towards you loudly or aggressively, unless you reasonable believe that you’re in danger of death, serious bodily injury, etc.” I support stand your ground laws for the main reason that if the defender shot the person approaching them, it could have been someone innocent dying. Individuals will never know if someone approaching them aggressively is a threat or if they are mentally unstable and unable to control their anger.
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