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When is your home your castle? Should you stand your ground?
 Part of channel(s): Shooting of Trayvon Martin (current event)

(CNN) April 30, 2012

We've been talking about "Stand Your Ground" laws for a few weeks now in light of the Trayvon Martin case. CNN profiled four cases where such regulations and situations have been factors. In earlier discussion, readers talked about the laws themselves. Comments have started drifting toward the mechanics of self defense and deterring attackers.

Unstable ground: The fine line between self-defense and murder

This was the most-liked comment, referring to the first case in which Daniel Adkins Jr. was shot and killed outside a drive-thru at a Taco Bell in Laveen, Arizona, after a confrontation with a man in an SUV.
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Travis Jones: "What the hell? The Daniel Adkins case seems worse than the Martin case. A mentally challenged man who never even touched a guy who was inside a vehicle gets shot and killed and the shooter remains


Added: May-2-2012 Occurred On: Apr-30-2012
By: unit731
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Tags: stand your ground, Trayvon Martin, murder, George Zimmerman, Daniel Adkins, Mentally handicapped, shot, killed, forum, gun violence
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States (load item map)
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  • Should you stand your ground? What kind of dumbass question is that?

    No. Just give the thieves whatever they want, even if they want to rape your wife and daughter. Run away, fag boy.

    Are you shitting me?

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    • @dirtbiker201 I got mugged a couple of weeks ago at knife point. I gave the mugger everything he asked for; He was at least 6' and I'm 5'3" I have lung problems from being stabbed before and shot in Indonesia and I didn't have much on me at all. However if my girlfriend had been there and he wasn't just after cash there would be no way I'd just give in. Its all about the context and the level of threat, the problem is that the level of threat isn't all that easy to judge if you've never bee More..

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    • @cardboardcutout

      I agree. I have been robbed when I was a kid. It was stupid. All me an my brother had was half a bag of corn chips in his pocket. And, of course, it was two black kids that robbed us. But if someone tries to enter my home to rob me, they are going to be sorry. Very sorry.

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    • @dirtbiker201 White people don't rob people?

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    • @dirtbiker201 fuck them.

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    • @neutral_person ofcourse not. Not honest white people, just like not honest blacks.. just the niggas of both. They are the reason i carry.

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  • Your house is your castle if you have a minimum of one drawbridge or set of large mechanical wooden doors at entry, as well as one working catapult of some sort. Must be in working condition.

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  • Fuck CNN and CNBC while you're at it. The news media, especially these two, don't dictate what the law should be. Leave it up to the people.

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  • I don't think unless our Government resorted to deadly enforcement,.they could ever disarm America without blood shed,.and bloodshed their would be,.
    and you can take that to the bank,.Americans will never give up their weapons,America was born under the gun,and would have to die under the gun,.
    your home is your castle,.and you better protect it,.they have to have a written search warrent ,make sure they have one,.out in the open

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    • @SharkGuy there you go brother. I may have 4 handguns registered. But my 12 rifles arnt. NO ONE with disarm me. I carry my gun on me everywhere i go. Never leave the house without it, its like my pants, gotta have them. haha

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  • kinda shitty when self defense is now racist.

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  • When a Cop shoots anyone the first thing that happens to him is his gun is taken away, bullets are counted, shells are counted, story is given/recorded, and a investigation is started to justify the killing.

    The problem with the Law is like the last few comments suggested. Cops played jury and judge. Defeats the purpose of the criminal system. Yes I know the black caucus is making this a race issue but at the end of it all, if you are going to pull the trigger you have to be damn sure your lif More..

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  • I approve self defense laws. I'm smaller than everyone, so everyone is a 'threat' to me. Gives me free reign to shoot people!

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  • And they're still trying to make this a gun issue. What, you think if this douchebag didn't have a gun, he wouldn't just run the guy over? Then what, ban cars? Ban Taco Bell?

    How about we just ban Florida, Arizona, and California, for starters?

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