From the Washington Times:
Democrats backed off of their effort Tuesday to offer a “Trayvon amendment” to pressure states to drop their stand-your-ground laws…
Rep. Keith Ellison, Minnesota Democrat, said he will still try to force a debate at a more “appropriate” time in the future…
The Ellison amendment would have docked federal criminal justice grants to states that have stand-your-ground laws, which allow residents to use deadly force to respond to an attack without first having to retreat.
Ellison is Brady endorsed, so he’s just earning his keep by parroting their propaganda. But then he said something I agree with:
“Shoot-first laws make prosecutions harder because they presume the use of deadly force is reasonable.”
He’s right: Shoot-first laws are a bad thing. It’s a good thing we don’t have any such laws in America.
What we have are laws that enable a victim to use deadly force to save their life, or the lives of other victims, when confronted with a violent attack.
We have self-defense laws based upon the “reasonable man” theory, and if a shooter doesn’t fall within those criteria, he can be prosecuted.
Ellison chose to accept Brady’s hallucinatory world where people can shoot without justification, but pushing this on the rest of us is—well—an attack.