Stand your ground


To the Editor:
The March 23 editorial in The Catholic Messenger offers a scenario as an argument against Iowa’s proposed “Stand Your Ground Law.”
Another scenario to be considered would be the case of a responsible citizen legally carrying a gun for protection and witnessing an attack. Because of fear of legal implications that individual chooses to retreat and not come to the aid of the attacked person, and a life is lost.
“Stand Your Ground” does nothing to lessen the requirement of legal and moral actions in a deadly situation, but should stop the lawsuit that the citizen would inevitably be faced with in the aftermath of such a situation.
Myles Miller

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