The Usual Anti-Self-Defense Bigotry
Would Make Bloomberg Proud

By Rob Morse. February 23, 2020
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An Austin Texas TV station, KXAN, reported on a home invasion-robbery. Unfortunately, the original article was more propaganda than news report. The original article, since revised, asked why citizens should be allowed to own guns and defend themselves from violent intruders forcibly entering their home. They asked why landlords can’t require tenants to be disarmed. The original article asked if the use of force was warranted since we don’t know the motives of the robbers. The article lamented that the defenders may go unprosecuted.

I think the reporters are in over their heads and we can help the news staff come up to speed.

Everyone has the right of self-defense. The legal presumption is that people who kick down your door are there to do you harm, particularly when there are multiple attackers at night. That presumption is necessary since you as a defender may have neither the time nor the ability to discern intent in the dark. Good people knock and introduce themselves. We’ve been doing that for a long time, but that obvious fact doesn’t sell advertising. .....

"The right of self-defense is inalienable. Your life and the safety of your family is yours to protect. You have that right, and it isn't up to the state to grant it to you. You have that right in public and at home."


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