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Ben Sargent

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  1. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 1 year ago

    @PAJ

    Heck I’m not even sure how the “stand your ground” law became associated with the Martin killing. To my knowledge it was self defense…
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    Probably harder to attack one’s right to defend themselves….

  2. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @PAJ

    It cam under attack from the day it was signed into law in Florida.

  3. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @echoraven

    Yeah, your “knowledge” is shaped by the right-wing narrative, isn’t it?
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    “Self-defense” assumes you were attacked, not that you were the one who initiated the conflict.
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    Against the advice of the police, who were aware of the situation in real time.

  4. wbr

    wbr said, about 1 year ago

    fairportfan2 zimmerman was attacked // it was a civilian 911 who suggested zimmerman to stop //// here a neighborhood watch person is to continue untill police on scene replaces him

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    The “long form” of the bill is exactly correct, as applied in Florida and Texas especially.

  6. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, about 1 year ago

    In Florida its allowed gang members and drug dealers to avoid prosecution. In Texas you can legally shoot the guys from Operation Repo.

  7. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    The wild West fast-draw stand-off is now in Florida.

  8. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Sargeant lies again. 29 states have stand your ground laws.

    http://rochester.ynn.com/content/top_stories/490926/jury-finds-roderick-scott-not-guilty/

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @mdavis4183

    ALEC, a right wing org. for corporations, are very interested in pushing for “stand your ground” laws but there are those in those 29 states who found out about them passing and have fought against it. So far losing.

  10. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, about 1 year ago

    How is Stand Your Ground laws anything but a legalized game of “Chicken”, with lethal weapons? Add open carry to the mix, and it’s like passing out the revolvers on an airliner (see, if everybody has a gun, there won’t be any hijacking).

  11. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 1 year ago

    The very best you can say about this law is that it has had unintended consequences, because it leaves the assessment of “mortal danger” entirely in the hands of the person “standing their ground.” Put it another way: if Trayvon had been in his neighborhood and he had thought Zimmerman was suspicious (as he would have been — after all, he was stalking black people), would you agree that Trayvon could have pursued him and shot him?

  12. greyolddave

    greyolddave said, about 1 year ago

    The stand your ground law has one interesting twist. The guy who doesn’t have a gun does not have the right to stand his ground and defend himself.

  13. atenczar

    atenczar GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I am tired of the viewpoints by Ben Sargent to infuse thoughts that undermine our rights under the Constitution, or to have us even question our right to self defense. I suggest he do some real homework and read the reasons why the framers of the Constitution unanimously wrote and passed the Second Amendment. If he was aware of the reasons why, then he would probably also know the use of the term “Useful Idiot.” Therefore, I am canceling my subscription to his strip and toss him into the bin with the rest of the daily rags that do not report information anymore, but editorialize the news. I appreciate he has the right to state what he wants, but I also appreciate that I have the right to take my business elsewhere.

  14. David B

    David B said, about 1 year ago

    Reverse situation.
    GOOGLE: Roderick Scott Rochester, NY 2009

  15. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 1 year ago

    Yeah, “Stand Your Ground.” More bang for your buck.

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