The importance of Stand Your Ground laws

This man intervened to save two women and a child from a brutal beating at risk of his own life and the life of his fiancee (who was in the car with him at the time). 
I went to my car and stood at the driver's side door. Need turned back to me and started coming at me with his arms waving and shouting "just shoot me." I ordered him to stay back, but he kept coming. Then, when he was about four or five feet from me, he put his hand into his pants pocket, and that is when I fired my first shot into his left thigh. It didn't stop him from coming at me. He grabbed my shirt, ripped off the top button and grabbed my right arm. That's when I shot him the second time point-blank into his thigh. I was told later that the bullets had severed his femoral artery and he had bled to death at York Hospital. I was truly sorry he died, but knew I had made the right decisions.
If he was in a state where he had a duty to retreat, he could well have been convicted.

This entry was published Sat Jul 27 19:12:54 CDT 2013 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2013-07-27 19:12:54.0. [Tweet]

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