Summer Sale! Get unlimited digital access for 13 weeks for $13.
Readers Respond
News Opinion Readers Respond

Stand-your-ground means 'open season'

Letter writer Ron Wirsing was absolutely correct in ascertaining that the murder rate is lower in states that adopt the stand-your–ground self defense law ("Zimmerman trial had nothing to do with race," July 17).

And the reason is pretty simple. In those states, when an armed man kills an unarmed man and pleads self-defense and walks, it's not called murder anymore.

It's called open season.

Thomas J. Snyder

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
  • 'Another senseless death' [Editorial]

    'Another senseless death' [Editorial]

    Our view: Saturday's fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by police outside St. Louis fits an all too familiar pattern and demands thorough investigation

  • Does Nick Mosby have nothing better to do?

    Does Nick Mosby have nothing better to do?

    Seeking 15 minutes of fame, if all of your primary obligations are met, is fine. Does not Baltimore Council member Nick Mosby have any serious problems in his district to solve ("Councilman wants Baltimore to boycott Florida after Zimmerman trial," Aug. 9)?