Saturday, January 31, 2009

"Stand Your Ground" Introduced in New Hampshire

UnionLeader.com - Manchester rep renews 'deadly force' legislation The state allows defense in the home, but this is an expansion of that.
"This is not a gun bill," he said repeatedly during his testimony. He argued that current law preserves a person's right to use deadly force in his or her home, but that's not enough. The bill would expand that right to include any place a person has a legal right to be. In other areas, the law requires a person to retreat when it can be done safely.

Rep. D.J. Bettencourt, R-Salem, speaking for Republican leadership in support of the bill, said crimes are often, "quick, calculated and organized . . . It should not be incumbent on a victim to decide when it is time for retreat."
All the usual suspects have their knickers in a twist. Prosecutors and police believe their jobs will be harder. Sorry, but we should organize our society to make it easy to prosecute people.

Best of luck to the folks in New Hampshire. [Hat tip NRA-ILA]

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