Ever since the anti-rights forces have leveled their sights on stand your ground they have been making claims of “License to Murder”, or claims of just saying “I was scared” and you can walk away from all suspicion.
Then George Zimmerman was charged with murder. When questioned, the anti-rights forces have lockstep claimed that it was the mobs of angry racists calling for blood and threatening riots that stirred the justice system to file the charges.
I wrote about this case the other day in this post. The fact that the man came prepared with his gun, his flashlight and a video camera ready to argue with and shoot his neighbors should send shivers up your spine. This man did not deserve to go free. Though he tried, his claim of self defense did not convince a jury. That is because his claim was totally ridiculous and cynical. Thankfully, some of the Stand Your Ground claims are so heinous that the shooter does not get immunity from prosecution and has to face a jury. But Rodriguez fully expected that he could shoot first and ask questions later.
Ok so let’s look where the goal posts are now moved. Stand Your Ground allows you to claim self defense…but if the case doesn’t add up correctly you can still be charged with Murder.
Or, simply put, Stand Your Ground is a self defense claim recognized by the law, just like any other justification under the law.
Or in short, everything the antis told you about Stand Your Ground was a lie, and they KNOW it. Now Joan is telling the truth, and trying to spin in for her political needs.
**UPDATE** Sebastian makes some GREAT points on the same issue. He cites that Rodriguez was heard stating bullshit claims that he could get away with murder so long as he said all the right things. Where could he have heard that? Of course the gun blogs and the NRA have been nothing but frank about the laws because they’re good laws, and we stand behind them. Conceal carry classes are VERY limited in what they can say about the law because they can be sued and lose their livelihood over bad teaching.
These lies are 100% from the MSM and the anti-gun lobby groups. The ONLY other places I hear bullshit like this is A) Forums where such nonsense quickly gets stomped by the more mature and intelligent users, and gun shops. The gun shops is a bit of an odd case, Most shops know their stuff and know it cold, or avoid any foolish bravado outright. Still I have heard the old saw of “If you shoot somebody in your home and they stumble out and die on the sidewalk….drag them back in before calling the police!” Or “If you shoot an intruder in your home, stick a kitchen knife in their hand just to be safe.” Of course many people will jump in and call “bullshit”, but sometimes there’s a slow day, and Cletus the Commando might be the only guy watching the register.
Occam’s Razor says Rodriguez heard some anti-rights talking points (probably from a group Joan works for) either directly, or parroted by “Progressive” media types.
Yep, that stuff on your hands, its blood. I doubt they’re shocked, I bet they’re used to it by now.