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  •  Jay, I believe Castle should stand (1+ / 0-)
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    and SYG should fall.

    If we've equal rights to be in a public place (parking lot) then I'd really like as little gunfire as possible.

    Private property otoh, is different.  There's an assumption of informed intent upon trespass, and commission of further crime.  An example:
    You pull-up my driveway and some of your crew starts on my vehicles, a few more on my barn, and three start beating down the door?  I'm calling 911, and meeting the threat.
    For me, that's at my door - while the Castle Law says "and curtilage" - that area known here in the Northeast as "dooryard".
    The area between house and barn.

    So in my view, they still have to bring the fight to me.
    I just don't have to give-up, or bail out the window to get away - which was the p.o.v for some Prosecutors.

    "You should have survived a 8 foot fall and would recover from the lacerations - yet you killed a person who we've found-out was in a state of confusion, as his mother testified that they lived in a similar house, in a different town, years ago."

    No more of THAT idiocy, and no more Trayvon Martins.

    •  Agree: As little gunfire as possible. (1+ / 0-)
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      But I'm not talking about private property at all.

      What concerns me is that other people get to decide whether I really truly tried hard enough to retreat.

      And some of them may personally benefit should they decide one way over another. That's a conflict of interest.

      Furthermore, some of those people may well be basing their decision on the magical special effects departments of the hollywood action movies they have seen.

      Is it really fair to have decisions regarding bullet evasion being made by people who quite possibly know nothing substantive beyond the plot of Die Hard? I'm sure even Bruce Willis doesn't match up to the capabilities of John McClane.

      It's safe to trust a sane person with the keys to nuclear weapons, but it's not safe to trust an insane person with the stuff in the kitchen.

      by JayFromPA on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 03:53:34 PM PST

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