Dear (fill the blank).
I have just heard that State Democrats are once again pushing for the elimination of Stand Your Ground law and, once again, based in an unfortunate casein which Stand Your Ground did not apply.
The amount of disinformation regarding how Stand Your Ground applies is simply amazing and the Media is doing nothing to dispel it. They have been used data from Tampa newspapers to claim it is a racist law when the same data also tell us that the number of African Americans benefiting from Stand Your Ground are twice all other ethnicities combined.
Again, contrary what the Media and Democrats have been telling, Stand Your Ground is not a recent NRA/Koch Brothers creation, but it is a long-established legal interpretation by the Supreme Court of the United States dating back over a century: Beard v. United States – 158 U.S. 550 (1895). Rowe v. U S, (1896) and Brown v. United States, 256 U.S. 335 (1921).
Every single pro-gun and pro-self defense law enacted since the mid 80s had helped reduce violent crime in Florida. This is not fantasy, check the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Uniform Crime Report and see how even though our population has almost double, crime rated have dropped to rates not seen since the 1960s.
I ask you not to be taken by the emotional appeals of some misguided individuals that will wave the bloody shirt in front of your face, but to take in consideration that the cold hard facts is that any law that helps South Floridians freely exercise the most basic of human rights, self-defense, needs to be protected.
Thank you for your time.