Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Why don't the politicians first decide if the public has a right to self defense?

The courts seem to be in a quandary over citizens rights to carry a concealed weapon for self defense. This recent headline says it all: U.S. Court Of Appeals For Third Circuit: “Unsettled Whether 2nd Amendment Applies Outside The Home”. What seems to be the stumbling block is a rather mindless opinion that suggests that an assailant has the right to determine the rules of combat. In other words, if the assailant is bigger or stronger or younger and carries a non-gun weapon, i.e. a club, a knife, etc., and attacks someone who is smaller and weaker or older, how may the victim be allowed to defend themselves? It's called equalization but the learned liberal judges can't seem to figure it out. The woman who carries a concealed handgun is able to defend herself against a more powerful attacker, whom she would otherwise be unable to fight off or run away from. But running away seems to be the only suggestion the liberal anti-gun crowd has to offer. Case in point, as Katie Pavlich reported on Townhall.com.

Director of Bloomberg's Anti-Gun Group: You Should Fight a Guy Wielding an Axe With Your Fists, Not a Gun

Katie Pavlich | Aug 05, 2013
Just three weeks after naming Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev as a "gun violence" victim, Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns [MAIG] is embarrassing itself again.
On Sunday (8/4/13), during an appearance on MSNBC’s Hardball, MAIG Director Mark Glaze suggested fighting back against someone wielding an axe with an intent on serious doing harm….with your fists. His larger argument was that unless an attacker has a gun, a victim doesn’t have right to shoot that attacker with a gun of their own in self-defense. Here is the transcript:
MARK GLAZE: Very often somebody will come at you. They might want to have a fistfight. They might come at you with an axe handle.

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Would you consider the guy with the axe handle armed or not?

MARK GLAZE: Not with a gun.

CHRIS MATTHEWS: I would consider him armed [laughter].

MARK GLAZE: I have a word for him. I grew up in Colorado where my dad was a gun dealer, and a guy who shoots somebody who has anything other than a gun when they could have done something else like talk or fight with their fists –

CHRIS MATTHEWS: How do you talk to a guy with an axe handle?

MARK GLAZE: Well, you fight him. You run away. You deescalate the situation.
A more practical example is the case of George Zimmerman who was attacked by Trayvon Martin. Martin, who was younger and stronger and knowledgeable of Mixed Martial Arts fighting,  blindsided Zimmerman and knocked him to the ground and got on top of him. Zimmerman was older and heavier an not in good physical condition, was unable to flee, but he did have a concealed handgun. After getting his head slammed repeatedly into the concrete Zimmerman managed to unholster his weapon and shoot Martin at point blank range in the chest. What led up to the altercation makes no difference. Whether Trayvon Martin thought George Zimmerman was following him or not was not justification for his initial attack on George Zimmerman. And besides, Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch captain who was in contact with the police and he was on the lookout for a burglar that had hit several houses. The end result was Zimmerman exercised his right to self defense to save his own life and in doing so Trayvon Martin was killed. It was only after some Black racist politicians had stirred up public sentiment that anyone began to object to what happened. And they blamed the victim not the perpetrator. 

Almost every politician in America has some form of personal protection with them at all times. Be it a concealed handgun or a bodyguard, so they don't have to worry about being attacked. And many court judges are seldom exposed to violence in the streets so how could they understand what the young woman goes through walking through a parking lot late at night. Of course, many judges and politicians, usually Democrats, do understand that the game plan is to push for gun control and gun registration so they sway their opinions to further the disarming of America.

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