What if there was an official Travel Warning for states with Stand Your Ground laws. Shouldn’t there be?
Let’s use the U.S. Department of State’s travel warning with a little editing (just as an exercise and for example) —
Travel Warnings are issued when long-term, protracted conditions that make a
countrystate dangerous or unstable lead the State Department [or Department of Justice] to recommend that Americans avoid or consider the risk of travel to that countrystate. A Travel Warning is also issued when the U.S. Government’s ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to the closure of an embassy or consulate states rights claims or because of a drawdown of its staff sanity. The countriesstates listed below meet those criteria.
Should travel agents and state tourism boards provide Stand Your Ground information in travel brochures, and review Stand Your Ground laws with convention organizers and meeting packagers? What about colleges in these states? Should Stand Your Ground information be included in student handbooks? Should there be an “Understanding Our Stand Your Ground Law” pamphlet in all hotels, motels, and highway rest stops in Stand Your Ground states?
Don’t people have the right to know up front? These and other questions are on the rise.
Link: President Obama questions wisdom of ‘stand your ground’ laws (Boston Globe)
Know before you go!
Context and next steps from the President who made a pop call to today’s press briefing.