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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Stand Your Ground

Does that phrase bring to mind being aggressive or posing a threat to other people?  Not to anyone with sense, but the liberals are seeing it that way.  Now a few liberal politicians, in an effort to further enforce the 'nanny-state' on us, are attempting to repeal Michigan's Stand Your Ground law.

Enacted in 2006, the law simply states that "(1) An individual who has not or is not engaged in the commission of a crime at the time he or she uses deadly force may use deadly force against another individual anywhere he or she has the legal right to be with no duty to retreat if either of the following applies:

(a) The individual honestly and reasonably believes that the use of deadly force is necessary to prevent the imminent death of or imminent great bodily harm to himself or herself or to another individual.

(b) The individual honestly and reasonably believes that the use of deadly force is necessary to prevent the imminent sexual assault of himself or herself or of another individual."

Yet liberal democrats are now saying that this law "promotes violence"  and say
"What we should be trying to do is get people to be more civil".  More civil?  Really?  This comment was from Woodrow Stanley, the very man who was mayor of Flint, one of the most violent cities in Michigan.  His 'civility' is about as useful as an UN resolution.

It has been proven over and over again that crime rates drop when the general population is allowed to exercise their right to protect themselves by bearing arms.  It is also simple logic that gun laws affect only the law-abiding, not the criminals.  If a crook wants a gun, he will obtain it by whatever means he can, not by jumping through all the governmental hoops and adhering to regulations.

It seems the liberals cannot, or will not, understand these two basic truths.  But they do understand that "A well-armed populace is the best defense against tyranny" and they will stop at nothing to get rid of the Second Amendment.  They have seized on the Martin case in Florida as a chance further their agenda.  After all, it was the current Pretender's chief of staff who said: "You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."

He's not referring to feats of courage and strength that come with that extra surge of determination and adrenaline that one gets in a stressful situation.  No, the liberals are quick to use anything, especially a crisis, as an excuse to further erode our God-given rights, our freedom, and our privileges, to impose rules that they didn't think would be possible before.

Here's a few sources:




And this one was very interesting, giving a cop's eye view on the right to carry:


I am hopeful that the Michigan Legislature will not bow to the current liberal shenanigans.  But even if this move is defeated this time around, the liberals will be back with another attempt to curtail our rights and enforce their brand of tyranny.  Be vigilant!

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