The Left, as in left reality years ago, are going to milk every last drop of exploitation from the Zimmerman verdict. The main target? Your right to defend yourself. Weasel Zippers brings news that Sheila Jackson-Lee (D) for dumb ass, is going to file a bill to cut funding for states that do not strike down their evil “stand your ground” laws
Via The Hill:
“We will … decrease the incidence of gun violence resulting from vigilantes by reducing by 20 percent the funds that would otherwise be allocated… to any state that does not require local neighborhood watch programs to be registered with a local [law] enforcement agency,” Jackson Lee said on the House floor.
She said her bill would also use the threat of less federal money to entice states to change their “stand your ground” laws. Jackson Lee said her bill would only allow states to avoid a cut if their laws are amended to include a “duty to retreat.”
“For states that do not require a duty to retreat, we will question their federal funding and assess their Justice Department funding and reduce it by 20 percent,” she said. She was not specific about what the change might mean for state laws.
There is no evidence that stand your ground law are racist, or that they increase crime, or “vigilantism”. These laws simply give citizens the right to defend themselves with deadly force outside their homes if they are in danger. The “duty to retreat” nonsense requires YOU the person threatened to run, or back away. Why impose such a requirement on the law-abiding? Why make those defending themselves surrender any part of their inherent right to self-defense? One big reason is that the Left would use such laws to go after concealed carry permit holders, that is the next step in any state that repeals their stand your ground law. Make no mistake, no right is more loathed by the Left than the right to self-defense. The Left believes all our rights MUST come ONLY from government.