Why is the "stand your ground" law so controversial?
I understand the emotional setback this law has set upon Americans, but why did it take the death of an African American boy to die to make this law a racial matter? If the law had not existed, would Zimmerman have discharged his firearm? If there was a law against people striking neighborhood watch citizens, would Martin have “smashed” Zimmerman’s head on the ground? How would you have reacted in a situation?
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