Mass. must stand against ‘stand your ground’ law
The right to defend one’s home and oneself is not under threat in Massachusetts. There’s plenty of room under current law to do both. The “stand your ground’’ bill in the Legislature is a solution in search of a problem, and a bad solution at that. As the nation reels from the controversy surrounding Florida’s “stand your ground’’ law in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin, it’s important that Massachusetts bury any thought of passing a similar law.