In a recent interview with Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, the Floridian suggested that the state’s “stand your ground” self-defense laws should be changed.
From a MSNBC report,
“I think where there are the extreme cases, for example, a guy gets into a fight; he leaves, goes to his car, gets a gun and comes back and kills the person he was fighting. To use Stand Your Ground in that circumstance is ridiculous,” he told Mitchell.
“And yet, in 200 cases in my state of Florida, they go all over the waterfront as to how they’ve been adjudicated. And so I think the law needs to be considerably tightened.”
“Since it’s in about two dozen states, you’re not going to wipe out the laws. Maybe down the road we do need to change these and completely eliminate them, but in the meantime they need to be severely constricted,” he told Mitchell.
We’ve heard multiple Democratic politicians speak out against “stand your ground” laws even though the Zimmerman case had nothing to do with these laws. Once again these legislators are looking for a way to remove the right to self-defense by using a tragic event as political capital.