Friday, December 01, 2006

"Stand Your Ground" in New Jersey? Not Likely

Controversy over the right to defend yourself Still it has been introduced.
"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.

"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."
Of course prosecutors with bad judgment are all over the place. But that isn't a problem for some people. [NRA-ILA]

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