Couldn’t this law be used by business owners shoot starving looters in times of natural or economic disaster, or shoot striking workers? This has happened in our country, it is not hypothetical. Could it even be used against law enforcement?
March 26, 2012
The Florida “Stand Your Ground” law that will allow Trayvon Martin’s murderer to remain free is the product of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and has quietly spread to 23 states under the guise of protecting citizens’ right to defend themselves and their right to bear arms under the aegis of the 2nd Amendment. The NRA’s intent to promote gun rights was joined by conservative legislators known as ALEC that is sponsored by the biggest corporations in America and they issued a, nearly word for word, doctrine modeled on the Florida law. The question arises; why would a corporate front group whose impetus appears to be passing laws favorable to corporations encourage state lawmakers to enact gun laws allowing citizens to shoot anyone they feel represents a threat to their safety?
There is a website devoted to exposing ALEC: