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  • BHR

    Now the government is saying you really do not have the right to stand your ground, you must run and be shot in the back. It is common sense a person has the right to defend yourself. Our legislators want every one to be like them, a coward who runs and leaves their family.

  • FreedomFighter

    I call it a persecution law, go ahead and defend yourself, the system will then chew you up and spit you out.
    Laus Deo
    Semper FI

  • Old Wolf

    All of this stuff was covered under the earlier self-defense cases with Judge Parker. It’s already part of the constitutional law if anyone would bother reading the old precedents.

    [Beard] was not obliged to retreat, nor to consider whether he could safely retreat, but was entitled to stand his ground, and meet any attack upon him with a deadly weapon, in such a way and with such force as, under all the circumstances, he, at the moment, honestly believed, and had reasonable grounds to believe, were necessary to save his own life, or to protect himself from great bodily injury.
    — Beard v. United States.

    “A man may repel force by force in defense of his person, habitation, or property against anyone or many who manifestly intend and endeavor to commit a known felony by violence or surprise or either. In such case he is not compelled to retreat, but may pursue his adversary until he finds himself out of danger, and if, in the conflict between them he happen to kill him, such killing is justifiable.”

    2 Whart. Crim.Law, § 1019, 7th rev. ed. Phila. 1874. See also Gallagher v. State, 3 Minn. 270, 273; Pond v. People, 8 Mich. 150, 177; State v. Dixon, 75 N.C. 275, 279; State v. Sherman, 16 R.I. 631; Fields v. State, 32 N.E. 780; Eversole v. Commonwealth, 26 S.W. 816; Haynes v. State, 17 Ga. 465, 483; Long v. State, 52 Miss. 23, 35; State v. Tweedy, 5 Ia. 433; Baker v. Commonwealth, 19 S.W. 975; Tingle v. Commonwealth, 11 S.W. 812; 3 Rice’s Ev. § 360.
    — Cited in Beard v. United States. Supreme court case, which covers the entirety of the United States, specifically centering around the self-defense right.