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A "stand your ground" law allows people to use deadly force if they believe their life is in danger. Do you support it?

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Beaumont

Jul-17-13 6:46 AM

You don't have to kill someone to defend yourself. Wounding them can stop them. But if you need deadly force the law is OK. As for myself never want to kill them.

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EATTHERICH

Jul-17-13 7:06 AM

If you find yourself in the position were you have to shoot,you won't have time to try and wing someone****bat stance center mass.

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Beaumont

Jul-17-13 7:26 AM

If you have control of your weapon you can wound them. Center mass is for a kill. You don't have to kill to defend your self.

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Kozy62

Jul-17-13 8:15 AM

Everyone is right but it depends.

It's a good law. Everyone should be able to defend against harm or death. And anyone who carries or even owns a gun should be trained. If possible you should deter and not kill.

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Kozy62

Jul-17-13 8:20 AM

In the 20-day period of the George Zimmerman trial, four minors – three teens and a five-year-old boy - were gunned down in Chicago, according to Homicide Watch Chicago, a Chicago Sun-Times publication, which details every murder that takes place in the city. On June 28, five-year-old Sterling Sims was killed in a double murder that also claimed the life of his mother, 31-year-old Chavonne Brown. Both were shot in their apartment, and police believe the motive was robbery.

I wonder what would have happened to Ms. Brown if she had been armed and killed the robber?

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ladybug

Jul-17-13 8:20 AM

Everyone's point is correct.

But look at poor George.His normal life is over and the legal un-neccessary BS is just beginning.

The whole judicial system has been violated.

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ladybug

Jul-17-13 8:23 AM

As usual everyone skirts around the real issues like Kozy said .

Where going to sovle this issue by beating GZ to death

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Kozy62

Jul-17-13 8:24 AM

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are readying a flurry of bills in response to George Zimmerman’s acquittal on charges in last year’s fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.

The lawmakers are drafting proposals intended to rein in racial profiling; scrap state stand-your-ground laws; and promote better training for the nation’s neighborhood watch volunteers, among other anti-violence measures. CBC members had remained largely silent throughout the trial, but following the verdict, argued forcefully that, decades after the civil rights movement, the nation’s criminal justice system still discriminates against blacks and other minorities.

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), an icon of the civil rights era, said the decision “seems to justify the stalking and killing of innocent black boys and deny them any avenue of self-defense.”

Is Mr. Lewis correct?

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ladybug

Jul-17-13 8:30 AM

Like you said Kozy this stuff goes on everyday in our lg. cities.

The FBI interviewed over 36 people and traced GZ life back to his child hood and found no evidence of racial discrimination,

It's all BS and one sided. These people won't be happy until they get our cities burning again.

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Kozy62

Jul-17-13 8:39 AM

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke about the “heartache” of the Trayvon Martin case in D.C. Tuesday evening while speaking to the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the largest African-American women’s organization in the country.

“My prayers are with the Martin family and with every family who loves someone who is lost to violence,” she said in an almost 30-minute speech. “No mother, no father, should ever have to fear for their child walking down a street in the United States of America.” “Yesterday I know you heard from the attorney general about the next steps from the Justice Department and the need for a national dialogue,” she said. “As we move forward as we must, I hope this sisterhood will continue to be a force for justice and understanding.”

Politics we don't need! She should be ashamed and write a book.

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ladybug

Jul-17-13 8:44 AM

Your right > It's turning into a game of politics.

The news media just adds to it also.

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ladybug

Jul-17-13 8:50 AM

Kozy you know she's not going to say how it is ! Because she might need those votes in a couple yrs, So i agree with you.

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concerned

Jul-17-13 9:50 AM

Kozy You realize Mrs. Clinton is just pushing gun control don't you. That is the only reason she is bring this up. I am curious how she is going to make it safe for people to walk down the streets of America? Put an armed guard on every corner? This problem will not get corrected by more laws. Mankind need a changed heart not more laws.

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Kozy62

Jul-17-13 10:01 AM

Yes, concerned...it's a heart problem. Jesus is the answer!

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ladybug

Jul-17-13 10:22 AM

It's not about God. There more concerned about forcing their will and agenda on everyone,

Personally i get tired of listening to this race crap.

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ladybug

Jul-17-13 10:26 AM

God's been left out of everything .

I think it will catch up to all of us because of it sooner or later.

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WatchDog

Jul-17-13 12:15 PM

People who play with their hearts instead of their heads.....DIE.

Am I for "stand your ground" laws? FULL SUPPORTER. Because I am not for "EMPOWERING CRIMINALS". Whether or not, they have White, Black, brown, pink or purple skin. I don't have the luxury of a police officer sitting in my home 24/7. I don't have the luxury of a body guard the size or mind frame of Trayvon Martin to escort me where I go to deal with what I don't stand a chance in dealing with.

You can all sit here in your denial and pretend in that fairy tale world that the world around us is rosy. You can continue and play the "what if" Monday night quarterback on an incident that YOU were not physically and mentally involved with in those seconds of time when it came down to "SURVIVAL" between two human beings.

Trayvon Martin had a "right to life"? So did George Zimmerman. So do I.

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rpmwwe

Jul-17-13 1:05 PM

The shoot-to-wound strategy as a practical solution for de-escalating potential deadly force situations is a farce that has been perpetuated by Hollywood and those who have no, or very poor, firearms training. By legal definition, a firearm is considered to be a "deadly weapon". If a deadly weapon is employed during a conflict then the user must be able to show justification for the use of deadly force, regardless of whether or not the person injured by it succumbs to his/her injuries.

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rpmwwe

Jul-17-13 1:05 PM

One may try to shoot to wound by aiming at the extremities but death could very much still result. Severing one of the major arteries in the arms and legs will cause a person to bleed out in just a minute or two. More than likely, shooting at such a small and fast moving target, such as an arm or leg, will cause the shooter to miss. Who or what will then catch the stray bullet? Perhaps the aggressor is hit but a strike in an extremity can quite possibly cause a non-incapacitating injury and will allow the aggressor to continue his/her assault.

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rpmwwe

Jul-17-13 1:06 PM

So, leave the fancy trick shooting to your favorite TV good guy, avoid conflict when possible, and keep your weapon ready for only situations requiring deadly force and then use it as such.

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Beaumont

Jul-17-13 1:30 PM

Columbiana county must be a very unsafe place to live with all you killers running around. Owning a gun and killing someone, big difference.

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WatchDog

Jul-17-13 1:45 PM

Taking away all the guns from law abiding citizens is NOT going to stop or fix the Trayvon Martins or even the George Zimmermans of the world.

For that matter, it won't stop all the contributing factors PRIOR to that night's fateful tragedy that nobody has the common sense to include for why this happened.

You want throw God into this? Let's do just that. Then ask the hard questions? How many red flags and warnings did Trayvon's parents need from God? What about his school? His friends? Society? You? Me? US?

That kid was an OBVIOUS troubled 17 year old boy with an attitude for life that had DISASTER written all over it. He had already MADE HIS CHOICES and he had NOBODY to help him change them. NOBODY. That kid's troubled life was PLASTERED all over his PUBLIC facebook page. The whole world could see it but NOT HIS OWN PARENTS. The images of him toting his gun and violence desires. Drug use plastered in real life all over that page. His desires to fight other peo

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WatchDog

Jul-17-13 1:46 PM

Now throw in …George Zimmerman. A young man FED UP with watching his neighbor and community decay. Burglaries, 8 of them, all committed by CRIMINALS, not black children, not innocent little children all skipping home with skittles. CRIMINALS. George Zimmerman was FED UP prior and playing on his emotions. Face reality and stop the bleeding heart syndrome. Poor little boy snuffed because of a mean monster who stalked him.

That night two attitudes collided. Are you really naïve to believe that if a gun was not in the picture it would have ended well? With all the thousands of cases all over this nation of teens beating the life out of someone that NEVER involved a weapon? REALLY? Zimmerman or maybe even Trayvon would have ended up beaten or dead. The GUN did not cause the death. The attitude, the mind frame, the behaviors caused the death. Get awake before YOU become the next victim of DENIAL and you walk in Zimmerman’s shoes where the seconds may mean life or death.

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Beaumont

Jul-17-13 1:55 PM

Wow must be Happy Hour up north! We were all saints at 17?

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WatchDog

Jul-17-13 2:14 PM

Beaumont, people like you are SCARY. Columbiana County is not holding it's own against crime because of our finest running around in those fancy police cars. And NO that is not an insult to them. Our boys struggle enough to keep up with what they have to deal with. The FACT that there are ARMED CITIZENS AND HOMEOWNERS is what contributes to preventing the criminal element from growing.

If this county suddenly disarmed everyone. The criminals would have a hay day. Home burglaries, evasions, rapes, murders would grow. It would be a free for all. The police would NOT be able to keep up with it. What do you think stops criminals? Police? It is the unknown. It is a prevention method that if a criminal breaks into somebody's home will that PERSON inside KILL THEM. Gun ownership, right to protect your home is what a criminal faces. It is a prevention tool.

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