Skip to comments.Floridians back “Stand Your Ground” law
Posted on 04/25/2012 5:38:36 AM PDT by marktwain
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Not to sidetrack this thread, but in all honesty your story sounds awfully bizarre. You’re in a rural area by yourself, get lost in the woods as nightfall approaches and you have no idea where you are? How would you know whose land you’re on in the first place and what direction the road was at? What were you doing in the rural woods by yourself in the first place? Do you normally just park your car in rural areas and walk into the woods without a clue as to where you are? You may be white, sophisticated & educated, but you better stay on the pavement from here on. You’re not making a good case for being sophisticated & educated. Let the farm boys & girls roam around in the woods at night. They will find their way home.
The 32% opposed to “stand your ground” are those preying on the majority and the bleeding hearts hiding in their secure enclaves. Those on the front lines who live with the fear of home invasions and street muggings are all in favour of the right to stand your ground and defend yourself and your family.
A lot of it *is* happening. It is why gun control, as such, has become a toxic third rail for politicians.
Many still want it, but they go to considerable lengths to disguise it, give themselves cover, try to sneak it into other bills, the usual statist deceptions.
“Id like to see a law saying that you can pursue with deadly force. The police sure wont help you.”
No. That is a very bad idea. You do not take a human life over theft, even if the police our negligent. Your daughter did the right thing to merely follow and report. The police were clearly negligent, but that is not a reason to allow citizens to kill over being burglarized when their persons we not in danger of harm. The law assumes, and rightly, that human life (even that of a thief) is worth more than mere property. Self defense laws (concealed carry) are proper and need to be continued, but what you advocate is too over the top and a form of anarchy.
“Four months ago, my daughter had her home broken into and all her valuables (cash, computers, TVs, guns, a few pieces of furniture, etc.) taken. She got there in time to see the thiefs pickup truck pulling away and she followed the thief back to his home. With the pickup in his driveway, she called the cops and told the cops that she was parked outside of the thiefs house and that her possessions were in plain sight and in the pickup. The cops told her that since nobody was hurt, it was an insurance problem not a police problem and she should just go home and file an insurance claim. (Nevada)”
I don’t know why the “police” didn’t respond....it sounds like dereliction of duty OR they didn’t believe your daugther (they were wrong either way). Why didn’t she call the County Sheriff IF the city police did not respond? Whatever, your daugther has my sympathy and respect for keeping her head. I hope your story is an aberration, and not the norm. I can understand your outrage - I would feel the same. Just don’t let it drive you to extreme measures. It makes you the “criminal.”
With a Kingone Battlif from “Star Trek”? Ouch that would hurt!
yes, They are known to leave a mark. LOL
Also, I have Had to defend myself with my Bass Guitar on occasion.
It wouldn’t by chance by the “Sword of Kayliss?” You should only use it after getting drunk on Klingon “Bloodwine.” ;-)
A batleth is a fine weapon, but for close-in work, like keeping a weapon beside your bed, the smaller metleth is better.
I’ve been known to do that! LOL! (Note the bodacious Klingon Physique!)
My Schecter Base has a great swing for combat, while I use the smaller Gibson SG for close work. LOL!
From what you describe, though, it seems pretty obvious at this point that Zimmerman will likely be aquitted or, if the trial proceeds, he will be found not guilty.
Then let the riots begin, and all this sophist guile will be going right out the window.
That is what G Gordon Liddy said to do. He is an ex prosecutor and ex FBI agent.
I had a house on the edge of a forest in a rural, mountainous area of the U.S. West. I hadn’t spent a great deal of time there and was not very familiar with the countryside. A heavy snow had fallen, and it had changed the landscape and covered the trails. I got lost. Night fell. I had a general idea of the direction of the nearest road. My sense of direction was correct. It was necessary to cross someone’s land. I didn’t know who the owner was. I had only met a few people in the vicinity and didn’t really know any of them. Yes, I was alone. I found my way home, though it was quite dark. I have spent considerable time hiking and camping in rural places, many times alone. I’m sure I will again. Don’t worry. My survival skills are keenly developed, as anyone can see from the previous narrative and advice. I’ve never had any trouble. I didn’t that time either.