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Response to TPaine7 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:56 AM

6. Self-defense is a right

 

Last edited Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:51 AM - Edit history (1)

Self-defense is a right; hate crimes and/or attacking another person who poses no threat is not.

It's quite simple, really. Yet many DU'ers seem hell-bent on blaming a law protecting self-defense for the problem of an apparently racist attack. They are wrong. Many of these same DU'ers are equally intent for blaming some tools (guns) for the crimes committed with them: equally misguided. And worst of all, many of these same DU'ers attack a fundamental American freedom (the 2nd Amendment) when they should be attacking racism. The recent tragic hate crimes in France sadly demonstrate that racist attacks involving guns also occur too often in places where personal firearm ownership is banned, and no 'Stand Your Ground' laws exist.

Finally, lying about someone being a threat when they are not is not protected anywhere in the US, even if you are an (idiot) self-appointed 'neighborhood watch captain.'


Excellent post, TPaine7. K&R.

-app

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