When It Is NOT ‘Stand Your Ground’

Something to keep in mind when carrying a deadly weapon in public.

  • The threatened use or use of deadly force must be necessary to thwart an imminent threat to your personal safety, well-being or life or that of those in your immediate vicinity.
  • You must have ‘clean hands’. You cannot instigate or provoke the incident.
  • You cannot pursue or stalk the would be assailant.
  • You must have the legal right to be where the incident occurs.

In the incident describe below, the man charged with manslaughter will have some time to think about his actions.