"When there is an intruder in your home, the last thing you should worry about is whether you are using excessive force," said Assemblyman Richard Merkt, R-Morris, who introduced the New Jersey Self Defense Bill in January.The usual suspects have their knickers in a twist. They would much rather see prosecutors able to punish people for the grave sin of defending themselves when attacked.
"Prosecutors with good judgment will not try to push the case," [David Kopel, research director at the Independence Institute, a national public-policy think tank] said.Of course prosecutors with bad judgment are all over the place. But that isn't a problem for some people. [NRA-ILA]
"But the experience has been that there are sometimes abusive prosecutors -- and, therefore, it's important to have very clear rules about self defense that can't be abused."