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To: marktwain
I stand by my belief that local governments should pay bounties (doesn't have to be much) for anyone righteously killed while trespassing or invading a home.

Government should send two messages:

Unjustified killings are murder -- if you kill the postman, you will be in trouble.
Justified killing is condoned and rewarded by the state. Home invader? Kill him with impunity. Trials are messy and expensive.

The state should support the right to self-defense and property protection. If you are a bad guy, you are taking serious risks, and the government is on the side of the people you are trying to victimize.

2 posted on 12/22/2012 9:41:33 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Amen to all that.


4 posted on 12/22/2012 9:45:11 AM PST by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I am in favor of this, but not a payment by government, as they are both fickle and chintzy. If instead there is a private fund to reward such people, it will likely be both far more honorable and generous.

I would like such a reward to be ‘pro rata’, based on the nature of the offense, the record of the offender, the risk to the citizen and their family, friends and other innocents, and, as with gymnastics, “degree of difficulty”.

Importantly, it would be best for all involved if such a private fund was very discreet in issuing its reward in cash, not publicizing it, and strongly suggesting that the recipient accept their reward in silence for their own benefit.


8 posted on 12/22/2012 10:09:22 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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