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Is the proposed 'stand your ground' legislation necessary in Alaska?

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62% (208 votes)
No
38% (129 votes)
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Mariner 02/16/13 - 07:17 pm
Where's the problem? There

Where's the problem? There are documented cases throughout the country where people have shot individuals whom they thought were a threat. They later found out they were mistaken and they were surprised to find that saying "I'm sorry" wasn't enough for those left without their loved ones. Too many want the right to defend themselves anywhere they please under any circumstance they think threatens them without enough thought of the consequences of mistakes. Our police are instructed not to remove their gun unless they're immediately prepared to use it. I think too many will take the "Stand your Ground" law as a means of intimidation and threat. With a lawful ability to purchase and open carry ( because we can still legally buy from any citizen (non dealer) we'll have anyone carrying with the potential to threaten "with a bigger gun than yours".

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