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    1. Thoughts on Stand Your Ground Laws

      Several states around the United States have "Stand Your Ground" laws. The basic gist of them is if you reasonably believe that you face imminent death, serious bodily injury, rape, kidnapping, or...

      Several states around the United States have "Stand Your Ground" laws. The basic gist of them is if you reasonably believe that you face imminent death, serious bodily injury, rape, kidnapping, or (in most states) robbery, you can use deadly force against the assailant, even if you have a perfectly safe avenue of retreat. In non-stand-your-ground states, when you face such threats outside your home (and, in some states, your business), you can only use deadly force against the assailant if you lack a perfectly safe avenue of retreat.

      The Washington Post has an explainer on this here if you are interested in more detail - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/06/27/what-stand-your-ground-laws-actually-mean/?utm_term=.d1738c2f1086

      Just a couple weeks ago in Florida a white man, Michael Drejka, shot and killed an unarmed black man, Markeis McGlockton, over a parking dispute in Florida. The shooter Drejka started an argument with the victim's girlfriend, was then shoved to the ground, and while on the ground pulled his weapon and killed McGlockton. Djerka argued that he feared being attacked again and the police has decided not to press charges. Djerka also has a history of aggressive incidents, including two in which he has brandished his weapon.

      http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/Records-show-road-rage-gun-threats-in-stand-your-ground-shooter-s-past_170719109

      https://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/No-arrest-in-fatal-shooting-during-argument-over-handicap-parking-space_170174041

      Florida's Stand Your Ground law was also a deciding factor in the George Zimmerman trial for the shooting of Trayvon Martin. *edited for clarity

      I have seen many criticisms of these laws, mainly that they serve to protect aggressors in assaulting others, mainly minorities, and lead to increased gun violence and homicides.

      Do you think these Stand Your Ground laws are appropriate or ethical?

      Do you think that these laws target minorities?

      14 votes
    2. Thoughts on highly regulated industry topics?

      So, one of the things I deal with in my day to day are highly regulated industries (think guns and Legalized MJ), and I wonder where this will fit into Tildes itself. I did not see much in the ToU...

      So, one of the things I deal with in my day to day are highly regulated industries (think guns and Legalized MJ), and I wonder where this will fit into Tildes itself.

      I did not see much in the ToU in regards to this, so I wonder what governance we would be looking at?

      Is it entirely what is legal in Canada? Because something may not be entirely legal in Canada, but the discussion of it would actually be perfectly legal.

      I personally am someone looking for a migration from reddit, as it has become an unstable place for functional discussion.

      4 votes