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  •  too late, they did allow this. (2+ / 0-)
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    Ian Reifowitz, joe wobblie

    It didn't happen in a vacuum. They just didn't expect a huge reaction.

    Right to defend self and family has always been a defense to criminal charges but using deadly force was limited to situations where you were opposing deadly force or the risk of serious injury.

    And the standard was the "reasonable man" standard: Would a reasonable man, given all the facts shown in court, have thought he was in danger of death or serious injury. It didn't mean if you thought you had a reason.

    This law is an affirmation of a hunting license. It says to a person go out and find someone who looks scary and have at 'em.  

    I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

    by samddobermann on Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 05:30:18 PM PDT

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