validity of a law?!
Do you know how many brawls over almost anything happen in courtrooms around the country? Nutcases are jumping bailiffs and rushing the judge's benches all the time. How can you possibly try and use a bunch of brawlers as some means to claim a law caused it? Get rid of every law that might upset someone who doesn't like it or they may start a brawl?
If you caught the video on CNN it was quite vicious, and one person apparently had their jaw broken.
Just another reason to do away with this "frontier justice" law inappropriate both then and particularly now that the US is a country governed by laws.
As I seem doomed to point out, in this, as in so many things the US is centuries behind other civilized nations. In Dickens' Oliver Twist there is the mention of a Spring Gun set as a defense for a household's goods. The point Dickens was making was the inhumanity of the use of that and other items of self defense which could maim or kill. Bear traps were another.
On similar ante-deluvian attitudes, Health Care was introduced in monarchist Germany in 1870, in Britain in 1907 (by Churchill then Chancellor of the Exchequer, or in Canadian terms Finance Minister. Who in the US Cabinet is charged solely with the financial concerns of the Nation?) Health care was not introduced in France until after WW2, as one can find in Orwell's Down and Out in Paris and London.
In none of these places would Stand Your Ground have even been considered. Poaching in the 18th Century could have gotten you Transported to Australia but that was done away with in the early 19th Century. Theft was punishable by death, but that too was done away with in the 19th Century.