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Saturday, Oct 10, 2015
Letter of the Day

Time to bury ‘stand your ground’


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


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