Democrats want to overturn self defense laws

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    God forbid we infringe on the intruders civil rights....:mad:
     
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    stand your ground laws are not "self-defense" laws. common law self defense has always existed. these laws were the "if you shoot first, you win" laws.

    but you aren't that bright, so probably that's too complicated for you to follow.
     
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    Congress doesn't have the authority to do this. They are using money to accomplish their goal. From the article:

     
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    From the article...

    House to vote on Trayvon amendment - Washington Times

    I guess you are supposed to retreat while a gang of thugs are beating you senseless and are moving towards the kids rooms...Typical Lib Bullshit...
     
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    I said this earlier that the Trayvon Martin thing was all about getting rid of stand your ground laws across the nation.
    Led by Rev. Jackson and Rev. Sharpton, this is there little agenda.
     
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    That is absolutely false, Jillian. Many states have and still do require you to retreat first if at all possible when attacked. Florida's law and other states that have passed so called "Castle Doctrines", like Pennsylvania just recently did, have eliminated that nonsensical requirement. If someone breaks into your house you have a right to shoot them dead without having to try and get away first. Plain common sense. Forgive me if I don't give a fuck about the life of a dangerous criminal. Why is it the anti-gun crowd always seems to care more about them?
     
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    Won't pass the House so it really doesn't matter.
     
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    A good lawyer would not that taking one step back could be considered 'retreat.'
     
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    Self defense is when you are running away from danger, stop, turn and face it.

    Chasing someone down and shooting them in cold blood is murder. Defense isn't chasing someone down who is running away from you. How Republicans can twist this into that is a mystery. Shows they aren't very smart. Can't figure out the simplest things.
     

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