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Saturday, Aug 23, 2014
Letter of the Day

Time to bury ‘stand your ground’

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It’s time to kill the “stand your ground” law before it kills more of us.

Yes, you have the right to defend yourself.

But if you’re carrying a gun, you have an obligation: You have to make sure that using the gun is the last resort.

Unfortunately, SYG has often made it the first resort.

Having a gun should make you more comfortable in backing away from a situation, not fortify you to aggravate it.

Karate teachers tell their students to defuse a situation rather than have to use their skills. What is the National Rifle Association teaching its members?

Georges Kaufman

Tampa

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