Here is a case that the liberal point to in arguing against Stand Your Ground laws. To me, assuming that the facts are accurate, it certainly looks like Marissa behaved properly and I have stated that before in interviews. From Salon.com:
On Aug. 1, 2010, Marissa Alexander, a 31-year-old mother of three, with a master’s degree and no criminal record, was working for a payroll software company in Jacksonville.
Here is an interview that I had with Brian Lilley. My discussion starts about 5 minutes into the video.…
My newest piece starts this way:
It sure sounds scary. “Military weapons” being reimported back into the United States. Or people getting guns without background checks. But the reception being given President Obama’s two new executive orders on guns largely relies on ignorance of how the current rules work.
The president’s executive order banning the reimportation of “military weapons” really only affects old M-1 Garand 30-06 rifles.
Racism should make people pretty angry. But for that very reason charges of racism should only be leveled carefully.
George Zimmerman wasn’t motivated by race in confronting Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, a Hispanic, was himself one-eighth black. The prosecution in his case produced no statements by Zimmerman showing any racial bias.
John Lott’s newest Fox News piece starts this way:
Are people safer if criminals know who is carrying concealed handguns? Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel seems to think so.
With school starting soon, he claims that if the Clarksville, Arkansas School District lets employees carry concealed handguns at school,their names must be made public.
John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:
Stand Your Ground laws have become a racial issue in the aftermath of the not guilty . President Obama and Attorney General Holder have weighed in, linking race and these laws.
On ABC News’ “This Week,” radio talk show host Travis Smiley declared what many think: “It appears to me, and I think many other persons in this country that you can in fact stand your ground unless you are a black man.”
And they seem to have some evidence of this, now that the Tampa Bay Times has reviewed Florida’s court cases to find “defendants claiming ‘stand your ground’ are more likely to prevail if the victim is black.”