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(13,062 posts)
Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:48 PM Dec 2012

Stand Your Ground at the Pizza Joint

Let me get this right: one customer shoots another because the victim was "whiny" about not getting his pizza on time and a shoving matches ensued. The shooter then uses the "Stand Your Ground Law" as justification. I am surprised he was even arrested.

I thought this was an "Onion" article. Sadly, I was wrong.


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Stand Your Ground at the Pizza Joint (Original Post) kairos12 Dec 2012 OP
You should not be surprised. ManiacJoe Dec 2012 #1
But somebody who does not understand the law, but has a gun iwillalwayswonderwhy Dec 2012 #2
True, but that has nothing to do with SYG. ManiacJoe Dec 2012 #5
We are now in the wild - wild west that was depicted in the westerns of the 60's liberal N proud Dec 2012 #3
A responsible concealed carry holder. Not. neverforget Dec 2012 #4


(10,136 posts)
1. You should not be surprised.
Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:01 PM
Dec 2012

The cops worked the investigation like they were supposed to.

"Stand your ground" is not a reason to shoot someone, it is a reason not to run away. To claim SYG (at a later time), one must first claim self defense for the shooting. In this case the self defense claim could not be justified, therefor SYG was never actually in play.


(2,617 posts)
2. But somebody who does not understand the law, but has a gun
Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:07 PM
Dec 2012

Is gonna THINK he has the right to shoot you. He is going to jail, but meanwhile, you are still shot.


(10,136 posts)
5. True, but that has nothing to do with SYG.
Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:26 PM
Dec 2012

This misunderstanding of when lethal self defense is allowed and when it is not has existed long before SYG had a sound-byte name.

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