Review Louisiana's Stand Your Ground Law
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Review Louisiana's Stand Your Ground Law

    1. Dewan Beauchamp
    2. Petition by

      Dewan Beauchamp

      New Orleans, LA

I'm calling on Louisiana to conduct a review of the state's Stand Your Ground law.

Calling for 'Stand Your Ground' laws to be reviewed is a bipartisan effort. President Obama spoke out on the need for review, and prominent Republicans like Senator John McCain have joined him.

'Stand Your Ground' was never meant to give aggressors the opportunity to get away with murder, but unfortunately that is sometimes the case. And after Trayvon Martin's death, even former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who signed into law the first Stand Your Ground bill in the country, said: "Stand your ground' means 'stand your ground.' It doesn't mean 'chase after somebody who's turned their back.'"

Louisiana should at least conduct a review and evaluation of our state's Stand Your Ground law.

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    • Tina Murrell HOUMA, LA
      • 19 days ago

      In many cases this law will be misuse to intently to bring harm to another person!

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    • April Williams HAUGHTON, LA
      • 6 months ago

      While it is important to have the ability to practice self defense, laws like this can be too easily manipulated in the aggressor's favor. Whereas they can be an antagonizer and claim they are standing their ground.

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    • David Bailey NEW ORLEANS, LA
      • 9 months ago

      because we must protect ourselves from gun hounds who misuse the law to kill innocent people

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    • Myrtis Johnson NEW ORLEANS, LA
      • 9 months ago

      70122

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    • Ambrose Sims ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA
      • 9 months ago

      We do not need another George Zimmerman in Louisiana!

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