MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) The shooting of a young man in Florida has put Stand Your Ground laws in the spotlight. Now many people are calling for states to revise or repeal these laws.
Consider This: We don't know all of the details yet in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer accused of shooting Trayvon, claims he was assaulted and feared for his life when he shot Trayvon. If that's what happened, and George Zimmerman needed to defend himself, was he within his rights?
I support the Stand Your Ground law. If someone comes into my home I will defend my family and I am glad the laws in South Carolina protect me while I'm protecting them. However, in this case did George Zimmerman initiate the confrontation by following Trayvon?
A lot of people are jumping to conclusions in this case and it has given new meaning to the phrase guilty until proven innocent. I believe in our judicial system and we need to let due process occur. Once that happens then we can have an educated discussion about what is right and wrong with Stand Your Ground.