Here we go, Stand Your Ground Law under fire.....
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has called for a national reform of the stand your ground law and has blasted the NRA for it's creation.
Bloomberg Blasts NRA Over 'Stand Your Ground' Laws - Yahoo! News
In reality the NRA's leaders weren't interested in public safety. They were interested in promoting a culture where people take the law into their own hands and face no consequences for it. Let's call that by its real name, vigilantism," he said. "The NRA should be ashamed of themselves. This has nothing to do with gun owners rights. It has nothing to do with the second amendment.
The second amendment actually is about vigilantism and taking matters into the public's hands when the authorities are either too incompetent or corrupt. This is a result of big city politicians, most of whom have armed bodyguards, telling us all what is good for us. Why is it frowned upon when a private citizen acts within the law to protect himself? What if Zimmerman had lied on the ground until the police had showed up? Would he still have all of his teeth, or would he be drinking out of a straw? Besides if Zimmerman was a "vigilante" he never would have called the police to begin with, he would have dealt with the threat himself.
The citizens of this country have stood by and witnessed police incompetence and impotence for too long. The criminal justice system is a joke in most parts of the country, and have failed miserably in protecting good honest citizens from dangerous threats. Not only do they arrive on the scene too late, but they also don't rehabilitate repeat offenders and often they release them too soon because the prisons are full. Now the answer to too many shootings and killings is restricting people's right to use their arms? This is only going to send a message to would be thugs, thieves, and criminals that they will receive more protection under the same laws they are breaking.
Why is this case the fulcrum for anti gun legislation? All of this because one man died in a fairly straight forward shooting that hasn't been decided in court? If they do succeed in changing the law it will be almost impossible to defend yourself and your family from danger without facing some form of litigation. Instead of receiving the benefit of the doubt you will be deemed guilty until proven innocent. It makes me laugh that law makers would try to pass legislation on a subject that they don't understand. Authorities have the luxury of having months to pass judgement on a shooter that only had seconds to react.
Sure we all now know that Martin didn't have a weapon, but did Zimmerman know that? When someone enters your home and you point your handgun at them and tell them to stop and they don't, what do you do? Shoot first ask questions later? Or do you wait to see if the perp has a weapon? This is going to end up bad for all of us.
My theory on the general public is that they're like mushrooms, they thrive when you feed em $hit and keep em in the dark.
"What the hell is going on out there!?" -Vince Lombardi