Is It Okay to Use a Gun to Protect Yourself in Public? — Survey of the Day
Zimmerman’s fate may rest on Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law, which in some cases allows a person who feels threatened to use deadly force in public areas without any duty to retreat.
According to a new poll from Reuters/Ipsos of 1,922 adults, 67 percent strongly or somewhat support laws allowing citizens to use deadly force to protect themselves from danger in public places. Twenty-seven percent strongly or somewhat oppose such laws, and seven percent are unsure.