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Virginia State Constitution: Article 1; Section 13
That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state, therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.

Alabama State Constitution: Article 1: Section 26
That every Citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the State.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Refugee Scoundrel - with Clowns

Microsoft's "Crashless" Mustang...Hee Hee...not if Larry drives it.

(Thanks for the ammo, NavyOne.)

Larry also has an opinion on the Zimmerman case in Florida.
I gotta say, I agree with him.

Here in Virginia, we don't have a "Stand your ground" law, but our gun laws are, for the most part pretty reasonable.
(Very Reasonable could be achieved if we had a Castle Doctrine)

If I was a seventeen-year-old kid and some creeper was following me in his car, well, I would probably take off running.
If the creepy dude then got out of his car and started chasing me, well, I might decide to turn around and "stand my ground".

Funny how that works, isn't it?

CTone also sums things up very nicely in his post about carrying with children.

 "I will not get into an argument or pissing match with anyone when out with my family (or by myself; it's good policy). I don't need to prove that I'm a man, so I'm not going to risk getting into a fistfight where I can potentially be knocked out..."

This is the opinion I've heard expressed by all my friends who carry, whether they're with their kids or not.

VA gunnies are some of the most polite people I know. You would be hard pressed to pick a fight with one of them.
He got out of his damn car and started chasing this guy, who was running away.
I'm afraid Zimmerman has earned the dubious title: Assclown


Coffeypot said...

What amazes me is he is still free. What part of murder or manslaughter don't the understand? He was not a sworn public defender; just a sad little wimp who needed a gun to make himself feel like a man.

Stephen said...

Yet isn't it funny how the media fails to recognize all the innocent lives our 'stand your ground' law has saved.

skidmark said...

Umm, dood? Virginia has one of the best "stand your ground" laws anywhere, and has had "castle doctrine" since before Virginia was a colony. We have English Common Law which gives a little better than 400 years of case history for present-day judges/juries to follow in understanding that we have no need to retreat from any place where we have the legal right to be (unless we in some way instigated or were part of the problem) and can defend ourselves from violence not only within the four walls of our home but anywhere within the curtilige of the home.

This past session (2012) saw several bills introduced to codify "castle doctrine" in the Code of Virginia. Thankfully all were ether voted down or withdrawn when it was pointed out how much they took away from what presently exists.

What a lot of folks do is confuse "stand your ground" and/or "castle doctrine" with civil and/or criminal immunity laws. Virginia might benefit from a civil immunity law but I'm betting the lawyers in the General Assembly will oppose the loss of income such would cause.

stay safe.

CTone said...

I'm all about the polite society! My friends are all on the same page as me, though I've been given the stink eye before when I mention that I won't even fist fight if somebody insulted my wife. I've never been successful at changing hearts and minds with my fists, and I'm not about to start now.

Thanks for the link!

MSgt B said...

Coffey - I don't know if I'd go so far as to call him a sad little wimp, but I certainly think he overstepped some boundaries.

Stephen - Nothing new there...

Skidmark - Exactly. I'd love to see the immunity from civil action codified. The fact that you can have a legally justified defensive shooting and still be dragged through the courts for years is lame. Aside from that, VA case law is very good, one of the gun-friendliest states around.

CTone - Great post! OBTW...let's do some shooting soon.

Broken Andy said...

"Microsoft" and "crashless" in the same sentence. Now that's funny.

Larry said...

Let me have it. I'll back it right into a Pontiac Firefox. ;)

Old NFO said...

I think we will NEVER know the real story of what happened down there...

MSgt B said...

Andy - Wish I could come up with a post title like that.

Larry - Ba-dum bum *rimshot*

OldNFO - Especially not from the media coverage...

Robert Fowler said...

I think Zimmermans mistake was getting out of his car. I would have waited for the police to show up.

I'm always polite to people, whether I'm carrying or not. It just seems to make the day go better.