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PA: Don't excuse gun violence
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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So-called “stand-your-ground” laws originally were meant to ensure that someone could not be prosecuted for using deadly force in self-defense when that was the only option. State laws generally included a “duty to retreat” to avoid violent confrontations whenever possible.

But beginning about a decade ago, a wave of states including Pennsylvania vastly altered those laws to protect overtly offensive rather than purely defensive behavior by people using deadly force, most often with guns.
 

Comment by: jac (8/3/2018)
The whiners complaining about stand your ground in the Clearwater shooting ignore an important fact. The victim was on the ground and couldn't retreat when he shot his attacker.
 

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The Brady Bill's only effect will be to desensitize the public to regulation of weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation. — Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post, April 5, 1996

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