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IA: House committee approves Stand Your Ground law
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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UPDATE: The Iowa House Judiciary Committee approved a gun bill Wednesday night. Lawmakers tell us the vote split along party lines. The bill now heads to the full House for debate.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Big changes might be coming to Iowa law regarding guns, and how people can use them for self-defense.

A law called stand your ground is currently being debated in the Iowa Legislature. Stand your ground means if someone feels their safety or life is at risk, he or she can use deadly force. In other words, the person can fire a gun in self-defense.
 

Comment by: PHORTO (3/2/2017)
"The state of Florida has the stand your ground law; it received national attention when George Zimmerman used the law in his defense for shooting and killing Trayvon Martin."

It is disgusting that the media keep repeating this lie.

Zimmerman did NOT use SYG in his defense. The judge's instructions to the jury laid out the requirements of justifiable homicide, which the media then equated with SYG. While the requirements of justifiable homicide are central to SYG, he never petitioned for an SYG hearing, hence HE DID NOT USE THAT LAW IN HIS DEFENSE.
 

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"Some people think that the Second Amendment is an outdated relic of an earlier time. Doubtless some also think that constitutional protections of other rights are outdated relics of earlier times. We The People own those rights regardless, unless and until We The People repeal them. For those who believe it to be outdated, the Second Amendment provides a good test of whether their allegiance is really to the Constitution of the United States, or only to their preferences in public policies and audiences. The Constitution is law, not vague aspirations, and we are obligated to protect, defend, and apply it. If the Second Amendment were truly an outdated relic, the Constitution provides a method for repeal. The Constitution does not furnish the federal courts with an eraser." --9th Circuit Court Judge Andrew Kleinfeld, dissenting opinion in which the court refused to rehear the case while citing deeply flawed anti-Second Amendment nonsense (Nordyke v. King; opinion filed April 5, 2004)

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