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Stephen Kruiser


June 21, 2013 - 1:53 pm

The progressives are not amused.

More than a year after the tragic shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on a Florida street drew national attention to Stand Your Ground laws, and with shooter George Zimmerman’s trial set to begin next week, no state has successfully repealed its law authorizing the unfettered use of deadly force. But on Thursday, Alaska became the latest state to adopt a Stand Your Ground law, with Gov. Sean Parnell (R) signing the law and several other gun bills at a shooting range.

More typical illogic from the far left here: because they have (more than likely erroneously) decided that Trayvon Martin was a saint who didn’t threaten George Zimmerman you shouldn’t have the right to defend yourself or your loved ones.

Make no mistake, this isn’t just about “Stand Your Ground”, they would prefer you not be able to defend yourself at home too.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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" state has successfully repealed its law authorizing the unfettered use of deadly force."

This is accurate... because, so far as I know, there ARE no states with laws "authorizing the unfettered use of deadly force".

If you shoot someone, you'd better be able to prove that self-defense made it necessary... or you're a murderer, and will be treated like one. (As the Zimmerman case shows, you might be treated like a murderer anyway, even WITH evidence that you acted in self-defense, even IN a "stand your ground" state. Go figure.)

Self-defense is still legal... and murder is still illegal. Surprising, isn't it... especially if you read the newspapers.
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"Stand your ground law" is a slang term used in the news media, but It is not a legal term unless Florida law or the title of a paragraph of Florida law has that exact phrase in it.

Texas never had a "Duty to Retreat" either, but when I went through Police Academy in Texas, we were taught that there was simply "no duty to retreat" unless it is YOUR JUDGEMENT that it is safe to do so. It was just a paragraph in the Self Defense law classes, legally called the Texas Penal Code.

It is simply affirming that the GOVERNMENT cannot dictate to you how to best save your own life, unless they furnish you a bodyguard 24 hours a day, which they cannot afford to do unless you're a special person like a judge or politician - Duhhh.

A lawyer or police officer should not be asking the question using a slang term, unless he mentions all the other slang terms for that law and a legally accurate explanation for what he means. Same for the slang term "Castle Law".

So, what Zimmerman said is not necessarily inconsistent.

Chances are, his Criminal Justice class taught it as "No Duty to Retreat" (or however the Florida law is actually titled) in his self defense law class.And even if they did, no one can say whether he was paying attention to the instructor when they went over it.

It doesn't matter anyway - It has nothing to do with whether he reasonably thought his life was at risk. The Reasonable Doubt is so abundant in this case due to the scrapes and scratches on his head, it holds Probable Cause in doubt - I don't think I would have arrested him that night.

1 year ago
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I'd bet that the vast majority of people opposed to stand-your-ground laws cannot even describe what they mean.
1 year ago
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Its no bet, because they've demonstrated that repeatedly.
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