Friday, June 22, 2012
Stand Your Ground!
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a disabled retired Marine, Jonathan Lowe, was attacked by multiple armed robbers and taken to the ground. Lowe responded by fighting back with a pocket knife and killed one of his assailants. He now has been convicted of voluntary manslaughter and possession of an instrument of crime, and faces up to 25 years in prison. (More details here.)
Senator Charles Schumer (D, NY) has been asking for the Obama DOJ to "investigate" state self defense laws..."vigilatism," he calls them.
Opponents of these laws believe that a citizen who defends him/herself or a loved when when attacked is a "vigilante" who must be prosecuted. I won't try to fathom why these scoundrels are concerned with protecting predators and punishing their intended victims, but I'll note some words of wisdom from Col. Jeff Cooper:
It is high time for society to stop worrying about the criminal, and to let the criminal start worrying about society. And by "society" I mean you.