Sarasota First Fla. City To Seek Repeal Of Stand-Your-Ground   Leave a comment

The fundamental problem with “stand-your-ground” is that, as seen in certain cases over the past year or two, it can give assailants an almost unchecked “right-to-kill” with SYG being their defense, in essence blaming the victim for what happened.

End Stand Your Ground

Last week, the Sarasota, Florida City Commission approved the city’s Revised Final 2014 Legislative Priorities and voted to request that “the state Legislature repeal the Stand Your Ground statute and establish a more civil approach to governance than afforded under the current statute.”wikipedia creative commons photo of Sarasota, Fl.. Patrick Braga

This is a brave, emboldened step by Sarasota – perhaps the first city to oppose stand-your-ground laws in the first state to enact stand-your-ground.

According to reports, the National Rifle Association (NRA), which led efforts to enact stand-your-ground laws has already “sunk its teeth” into the debate, urging voters to recall the Sarasota commissioners. The NRA likely will put up a fierce fight to keep stand-your-ground, especially in their prized debut state. Yet, municipalities across the nation are lining up in opposition.

Just this week, the Youngstown, Ohio city council followed the lead of Cincinnati, Dayton, South Euclid and Toledo in voting to oppose the…

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Posted September 20, 2013 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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