Rep. Dennis Baxley (R-FL) has introduced a bill designed to strengthen Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which law already sets the national standard for vigilante misconduct.

Baxley introduced H.B. 169, the “Use or Threatened Use of Force” bill earlier this month that proposes to increase protections for people like George Zimmerman from standing trial. The bill provides that those claiming self-defense under “Stand Your Ground” will no longer have to prove that they acted for fear of their own lives. The burden of proof would be placed on the victim, and the prosecutor would have to prove the shooter acted with malice. The bill was introduced once last year, but the Florida Supreme Court rejected it.

The law is essentially a license to kill. Anyone can shoot another person and claim self-defense without bearing the burden of proof.

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced