In 1987, Florida became a “shall issue” concealed carry state, which opened a floodgate of states who adopted similar laws. Currently, all 50 states allow some form of concealed carry. This has brought attention to many theories of self-defense and defense of others.
Please discuss the following:
- Define the Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground laws.
- Discuss the concept of self-defense as it appears in the Bible.
- Can one reconcile saving his/her own life at the expense of another’s life from a biblical standpoint?
- Compare the Bible’s teachings on self-defense and murder.