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  •  SYG is a handy label. People know what is meant, (1+ / 0-)
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    and if further clarification is needed, it's available.

    "I believe more women should carry guns. I believe armed women will make the world a better place. Women need to come to think of themselves not as victims but as dangerous." Anna Pigeon

    by glorificus on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 09:42:32 AM PST

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    •  Actually, it's painfully obvious that most of its (5+ / 0-)

      critics do not know what it means.

      Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

      by Robobagpiper on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 09:43:09 AM PST

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      •  People understand the concept and that it is (1+ / 0-)
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        misused to allow white men to kill young black men.

        "I believe more women should carry guns. I believe armed women will make the world a better place. Women need to come to think of themselves not as victims but as dangerous." Anna Pigeon

        by glorificus on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 09:58:23 AM PST

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        •  People *misunderstand* such. (6+ / 0-)

          Considering that both of the recent perpetrators of notorious incidents are under arrest and facing trial.

          Which suggests that said law doesn't protect this behavior at all.

          Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

          by Robobagpiper on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 10:26:58 AM PST

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          •  You haven't been paying attention. There have been (0+ / 0-)

            other cases where that is not the case.

            "I believe more women should carry guns. I believe armed women will make the world a better place. Women need to come to think of themselves not as victims but as dangerous." Anna Pigeon

            by glorificus on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 01:17:21 PM PST

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            •  Don't overlook malfeasance on the part of (2+ / 0-)
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              Prosecutors, and Law Enforcement officials unhappy with SYG becoming law.

              You CAN engineer an outcome if you have a plan.
              Exercising "discretion" against a reasonable cause for arrest CAN further your political aims.

              I'll point to the parallel with recent changes regarding  marijuana laws.
              Prosecutors, Chiefs of Police, the Feds and the Fraternal Order of (white) Police have all decried the end of the world as we know it.  All that's missing is a screening of
              Reefer Madness.  

              It's all about the cash associated with easy arrests and incarceration.  It's all about "we need more police", more ADAs, more prisons and more judges to send them there.
              Hell, we need more lawyers too.  And funding.  Let's not forget funding.

              •  funding FOR lawyers AND judges (0+ / 0-)

                "I believe more women should carry guns. I believe armed women will make the world a better place. Women need to come to think of themselves not as victims but as dangerous." Anna Pigeon

                by glorificus on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 09:41:43 AM PST

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