Florida Could Flip Burden of Proving 'Stand Your Ground'
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    Florida Could Flip Burden of Proving 'Stand Your Ground'

    This law would be "similar" to Arizona law. In Arizona a defendant cannot be brought to trial unless the prosecutor can prove beyond any doubt that the defendant did not fear for his/her life.

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    Ahh ... lookie here ... George Zimmerman ... what a common name these days.

    I guess Florida wants to avoid bringing defendants to trial on this.

    The article points out that in all other states the burden is upon the defendant to prove they feared for their life.

    I'm not sure how you get around this. Do you use your pistol/revolver as a club first before you pull the trigger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringo View Post
    This law would be "similar" to Arizona law. In Arizona a defendant cannot be brought to trial unless the prosecutor can prove beyond any doubt that the defendant did not fear for his/her life.
    It's "prove beyond a reasonable doubt."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reba View Post
    It's "prove beyond a reasonable doubt."
    My mistake, it actually reads that the prosecutor must prove that the defendant did not fear for his/her life. No doubt or reasonable doubt is referenced in the language.
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    Wow, you mean they actually want to pass a law that says, "Innocent until proven guilty?" What a novel concept.
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

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