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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Chicago Sun-Times lobbies for 'Run and Hide' law

A society that prohibits decent people from standing their ground, a society in which they must retreat from predatory thugs, is a society in which the thugs rule, where bullying and intimidation are legally protected "rights," to be enforced by the government's own bullying thugs. Americans must not shrink from standing their ground against all such creatures, in government and out. [More]

That's today's St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner. Please give it a look, and tell a friend.


Anonymous said...

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) has introduced a bill to force states to repeal Stand-Your-Ground laws and impose a duty to retreat. There is no Castle Doctrine exception, so you would be required to retreat from an intruder even in your own home. States that did not comply would receive a 20% cut in federal aid. Lee said the bill was "because of what happened to Trayvon," although both the defense and the prosecution said that SYG was irrelevant in that case. But then, this is the same congressperson who visited the Jet Propulsion Lab and asked if the Mars Rover had photographed the flag planted by Neil Armstrong.

Anonymous said...

I used to be OK with duty to retreat laws, since any sane person would do anything within reason, including running away, to avoid a gunfight, even if the law did not require it. (And an insane person can't legally own a weapon, anyway.) Now I'm convinced that Stand Your Ground laws are absolutely necessary to protect innocent people from being railroaded. A victim defending himself may have a split second in which to make a life-or-death decision. A prosecutor or plaintiff's lawyer can take take weeks or months to make up some hypothetical scenario in which the defendant "could have" or "should have" handled the situation differently.

Anonymous said...

The Sun-Times took 500 murders a year calmly enough, but the prospect of muggers and carjackers getting shot in self-defense has them in a panic.