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Matt Davies

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    How are those right wing inspired laws working out for you?

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 10 months ago

    @Rad-ish

    Fantastic!

  3. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    There is nothing wrong with the law. You should be allowed to defend yourself if it becomes necessary to do so in protection of your life or your property.

    Anybody who does not believe so “should” have all of their property taken from them and their lives turned over to the State. Or they “will”. I’m unsure as to whether “should” or “will” is the proper term, since each is equally appropriate.

    If your happiness depends on depriving others of theirs, then they must have an equal right to deprive you of yours to retain theirs.

    You have no superior right to attack others and deprive them of their lives, property or well-being, unless of course you have attained total political power and disarmed them all so that you have all the guns and personnel to use them. Then whatever you say is law, of course, and if there is something wrong with the law nobody will be allowed to speak against it.

  4. cdward

    cdward said, 10 months ago

    @BrassOrchid

    Wow, you have a pretty low opinion of society in general. It sounds like what you’re saying is that it’s every man for himself, and I got to defend myself from the rest of the crowd. How sad.
    For my part, I grew up in an industrial city with un-weaponized parents, in the poor side of town. I’ve lived in rural upper Midwest, the rural South, New York City and now semi-rural upstate New York. There’s only one place I ever came close to getting hurt by a weapon. The rural south. In fact, a friend of mine there almost shot his own kid because he was a little anxious to pop an intruder. For more than half a century, I’ve lived without constantly looking for potential threats in the next guy. It’s worked out okay so far.

  5. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @cdward

    And nobody is trying to convince you otherwise, or take away your right to not shoot people. If it should ever happen that you are attacked or your home invaded, though, and it does happen to people every day, I have no right to deny you the ability to defend yourself based on my superior moral authority and my dislike for, and distrust of, firearms.

  6. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, 10 months ago

    @cdward

    You’re not alone. Well said.

  7. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, 10 months ago

    @BrassOrchid

    “There is nothing wrong with the law.”-Seriously?

    This isn’t “restoring” self defense, rather it’s allowing people to justify murder because they felt “afraid”. Frankly a lot of white guys listening to Ted Nugent while spout T-bag memes makes me afraid, so……

  8. Habenero Hound

    Habenero Hound said, 10 months ago

    So Darsan54….what people listen to and the opinions they express make you afraid? Wow. Think how scary MSNBC must be for conservatives! Man up my friend. What you SHOULD be afraid of are very real things like armed home invaders, thugs bouncing your head off the pavement, rapists grabbing your daughter in a parking garage, you know, genuine threats. And if you do have the misfortune to encounter anything similar I fully support your right to defend yourself and your family with every tool at your disposal. Please grant me the same courtesy. On the other hand, if confronted with opinions other than your own, feel free to throw offensive labels all around the room.

  9. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @cdward

    I have two things to sell you. A “No guns here in my house” sign and my patent pending bullet proof “Gun Free Zone” signs.

  10. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @BrassOrchid

    And nobody is trying to convince you otherwise, or take away your right to not shoot people."
    I will throw in “I will not use my guns at my neighbors house” for free just for ordering… operators are not standing by….

  11. SuperMax52

    SuperMax52 said, 10 months ago

    Why this cartoon? The stand your ground defense WAS NOT USED in this latest sensationalized trial. It is seldom used because it is too hard to prove.Why the propaganda?

  12. Enoki

    Enoki said, 10 months ago

    For the Left the law is like Humpty Dumpty put in in Lewis Carol’s story: The law means exactly what I want it to mean.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 10 months ago

    @Gore Bane

    “I know of the “Letter of the law”. I also know that “Spirit of the law” is just another liberal excuse to bypass the law.”

    With all due respect, I believe that you are viewing this incorrectly. Laws are made with intent (spirit). Lawyers find ways to use the letter of the law to undermine the intent.

    “Okay, the law says you can’t dump anything bad in the water supply. But Sulfuric Acid is totally natural. So is Arsenic. And the law doesn’t specifically mention either one of them. So my client is innocent, your Honor.”

    THIS is why we have so many ridiculous regulations: because people have to try to think of every possible idiotic eventuality.

    Put it another way: all laws, including the ten commandments, are based on one consideration: don’t do to others what you wouldn’t want them to do to you. Even religion had to increase that one to ten. And now let’s look at how many local, state, and federal laws have been passed to try to enforce that one statement.

    This has nothing to do with Conservative vs. Liberal. It has everything to do with greed and a desire to “get around the rules”. We do not have a justice system; we have a legal system. One more reason to despise the legal profession.

  14. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Stand your ground is not above the law. The cases where left fringers try to claim it’s relevant are ones where it does not apply and it’s not being used as a defense.

  15. mikefive

    mikefive said, 10 months ago

    From The 2013 Florida Statutes, 776.013 Home protection; use of deadly force; presumption of fear of death or great bodily harm.—Para (3):

    “A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked in any other place where he or she has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.”

    I can see why the defendants’ lawyers in the Florida cases did not use “stand your ground”

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