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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    True self defense is NOT a problem. Aggressive nuts with guns initiating confrontations, as in all three Florida cases, ARE. Stand your ground, on YOUR OWN PROPERTY is one thing, pursuit, or in a public area where your stupidity rules, is not the same thing.

  2. Basqueian

    Basqueian said, over 2 years ago

    And how do we propose to fix the agressive gun nuts? Why, by letting them buy as many guns as they like, apparently in the hope that they will accidentally or on purpose kill themselves before they kill anyone else. Not my favorite use of Darwinism.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    Homicides have gone up an average of 8% in states where Stand Your Ground has been enacted.
    Just over 1% of blacks who use Stand Your Ground as a defense are acquitted. I was unable to find a breakdown by race, if anyone can find out how many blacks used SYG to justify the shooting of a white person successfully I’d be grateful.
    On the Dunn case, no one ever saw a handgun in the victim’s hand except Mr. Dunn, no shots were fired by anyone BUT Mr. Dunn, and as the car in which the victim died fled the scene, Mr. Dunn continued to fire shots emptying his gun into a car in which a total of four people sat, and one died.
    Standing your ground is not the same as chasing people trying to get away from you.

  4. ZorroGames Secret Identity

    ZorroGames Secret Identity said, over 2 years ago

    FBI statistics appear to show show most inter-racial assaults are Black on White.
    For those with lots of time/patience:


    Private study (Caveat Emptor)


    And just because I read Liberals too:


  5. 3hourtour

    3hourtour GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    …with Stand Your Ground,I’d be afraid to even wear a LOUD shirt in Florida…

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    Crazy criminal with a gun versus vigilante justice nut in a Halloween suit….

  7. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, over 2 years ago

    “He’s right, boys, just look at that outfit! Let him go”

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    Valid questions, Ionizer. The reporter from who I took the 8% quote did not answer it either and you are right to take me to task for failing to wonder what you have.
    Your question about self defense cases is particularly valid as a black woman who used a firearm to chase away her abusive husband was arrested and sentenced to prison before media attention gave a new trial which acquitted her.
    And what is your complaint about evil land barons? Aren’t they just hard working capitalists trying to make money for themselves and their investors? I’m being facetious, but too many conservatives give me the impression that every John Wayne movie from 30s and 40s where he was fighting against the guy hoarding the water, squeezing landowners to expand his cattle range, or drove off miners so they could take the claims made Wayne the bad guy interfering with legitimate competition. And when the townspeople stood up for their rights, the land barons were just “standing their ground.”
    In our movies, the heroes are trying to level the playing field and make give everyone a fair chance but the bad guys want everything for themselves and would be very happy if all of the “little people” would just get off of what should be property of the rich.
    You make good points and ask questions I should have. Thank you for making that point.

  9. mshefler

    mshefler said, over 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    “On the Dunn case, no one ever saw a handgun in the victim’s hand except Mr. Dunn”

    It doesn’t make any difference whatsoever whether or not the victim had a gun. The law as written says that the shooter only has to BELIEVE that the victim had a gun.

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    I cheered for Mr. Wayne, of course, Ionizer.
    Just I cheered for Mr. Smith when he went to Washington, and the guy who stood up to Mr. Potter’s bank in it’s a wonderful life, and Billy Holliday when she stood up to the executives in Solid Gold Cadillac. I can list over a hundred movies where the heroes were the ones who overcame the greedy and corrupt, even the ones whose only victims were the ones unable to afford lawyers.
    I did miss your point though. I am a gun owner and I feel that capital punishment is overused in that for some people, it turns them into Matyrs and symbols for copycats. I prefer the bad guy to live and have what he did put in his face every day until he either begins the process of regret and redemption, or dies. I also feel there are people, like Manson and some others that come to mind, who I feel will never see the err of their ways and should be executed before some incident, like an earthquake, gives them a chance to escape. Riddling a guy with bullets doesn’t teach anyone anything, and I’m all about education.
    To quote another movie/book, ‘sometimes the best use of a sword is in knowing when not to use it."
    Sorry I went off of your point, hope I did better this time. You’re a good writer.

  11. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 2 years ago

    What you say about the movies and video games is true. In general we all root for the “good” guy(s)/gals(s)/or even such as Hobbits. But these are all generally fictional in nature, and we certainly should not take them for reality!

    One thing that also bothers me about the Dunn case is that he was in a gas station when these (admittedly obnoxious) teen agers drive up (who happen to be black, but I am certain that there are equally obnoxious whites as well). Why not just get your gas, and then leave, without a confrontational situation even developing. Now, one person id dead, and another is going to spend the rest of his life in prison. What an incredible waste!!

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    We already have laws that allow us to defend ourselves. They just require that we at least attempt to find a way to escape the situation without incident before resorting to violence. Stand-your-ground laws do away with that requirement.

    A good example of how that difference can be used is the episode of South Park where the kids who were hunting for the first time are instructed to shout “He was coming right at me!” in order to shoot a legally protected animal.

  13. mshefler

    mshefler said, over 2 years ago

    Right, and that’s what he was convicted for.

  14. mshefler

    mshefler said, over 2 years ago

    Doesn’t matter. If he believed there was a gun and believed he was threatened, then according to the law, he was justified. (Not, however, as they were fleeing).

  15. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 2 years ago


    Maybe someone that wants to commit suicide should consider taking a somewhat contentious vacation in Florida.

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