Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) is one of the featured speakers at this weekend’s National Rifle Association Annual Meeting. And, of course, he used his time at the podium to pat himself on the back for Florida’s “Stand Your Ground Law.”
“And we built on [the Castle Doctrine], with the principle that you can stand your ground, in Florida, you can defend yourself anywhere you have a legal right to be, if you reasonably believe you’re in danger of death or injury or rape or kidnapping.
This is a sensible law that other states have adopted because you shouldn’t have to choose between being attacked or going to jail.”
Sensible? Ask Trayvon Martin’s family if they’d use the same word to describe Stand Your Ground.
Watch Bush’s full speech.