Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Don't Be Standing Your Ground

"Separate and apart from the case that has drawn the nation's attention, it's time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods."

-- Attorney General Eric Holder, responding to the recent Florida court case

It was an interesting comment to hear.  He obviously wanted people to hear his opinion.  The problem with this logic is that if you dragged the attorney general into a car and dumped him off in the middle of Memphis at 11PM.....then offered him a pistol as you started to drive off....he'd take the pistol.

People who make comments about being anti-gun or anti-self defense or anti-'stand-your-ground'.....don't really live in the new America.  They still live in the America of the 1970s.  They talk of feeling safe and that cops are everywhere.  You merely need to call 911 and in 30 seconds.....some car will be there to take away your threat.

There's hardly a single neighborhood in the Baltimore, St Louis, Memphis or Atlanta area now.....that you can consider absolutely safe.....unless it's a gated community with armed guards walking around.  Some folks won't even rent at an apartment complex now, unless evening guards are present and armed.  Half the people driving into Birmingham every single day to work......likely have a pistol on them or in the car.  You have McDonalds across the nation which have been affected by crime, and quietly have added guards in the parking lot at night.

"Stand-your-ground?"

I would imagine this week that some group of attorneys working for the attorney general will be given the task to pick out one state and whack them in court.  How many own pistols or rifles?  Probably over half of them.....if they live in Maryland or DC.  None of them will be convinced of this being smart, and I imagine the head guy doing this will just pretend it's going great on screwing some state, and then walk into a four-year project.....only to leave by the summer of 2014.

The sad part about this story?   Over the past weekend....another couple of folks were killed on the streets of Chicago.  Not a word ever gets mentioned by the attorney general on the weekly killings there.  Yeah, it's like he just doesn't care.  If only the jury had convicted Zimmerman, for the good of America.....would this all turned out great and everyone would be hugging themselves in a ridiculous fashion.

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