self defense

Georgia ditches gun free zones, allows people to defend themselves again

Georgia has passed a bill removing gun free zones from places like schools, churches, bars and some government buildings. Common sense seems to be breaking out. reports:

On February 18 the Georgia House overwhelmingly passed a bill to allow guns at schools, churches, bars, and certain government buildings.

The measure passed by a margin of 119 to 56.

Titled the “Safe Carry Protection Act,” the legislation not only expands the number of places in which concealed carry permit holders can carry guns but also reduces the punishment permit holders face for carrying in a no-carry area unaware.? Read more »

What happens to your hand when the weapon discharges during a pistol disarm?

In Defense of Concealed Carry

There is much talk of “gun control” in the US, with a great deal of the focus being dispossessing citizens of the means to defend themselves from the criminal elements that commit crimes. Focus needs to be also on the vast majority of gun owners who do not break the law…like concealed carry?permitted?citizens.

Jeffrey Goldberg at The?Atlantic?examines this:

The population of concealed-carry permit holders in the U.S. now exceeds 9 million, and this group is responsible for very little crime — they commit crime at a rate lower than the general population, and lower than police officers, and they certainly, as a rule, don’t open fire on anyone who looks threatening. They are not the problem, and concealed-carry generally is not the problem. It may even be part of a solution, until such time as a giant magnet appears over the continental U.S. and sucks into the sky America’s civilian-owned weapons, or until the gun control movement convinces the majority of Americans who believe in private weapons ownership to open a debate about the 2nd Amendment.? Read more »

The importance of “Stand your Ground” laws

Stand you Ground or Castle Laws are gaining momentum worldwide. In the US more and more states are enacting them and now in the UK a similar call has gone out.

It is certainly something National should be looking at in the broader law and order sense:

Tory MPs make fresh demands today for the law to be changed to give clear rights to householders who protect themselves against burglars.

They call on Chris Grayling, the new Justice Secretary, to ?raise the bar? against criminals and alter the law on self defence to make it harder for householders to end up in the dock for defending their homes.

The debate was reopened after Andy and Tracey Ferrie spent almost three days last week being questioned on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after shooting at, and wounding, two men who broke into their remote farmhouse in Leicestershire.

The couple were confronted in their bedroom by masked intruders and used a legally-held shotgun to defend themselves. They were eventually released without charge, having initially been told by police they could be prosecuted and sent to prison.

The Sunday Telegraph?has campaigned for several years, under the slogan ?The Right To Defend Yourself?, for greater legal protection for householders who deal with intruders.

At present, the law allows householders to use only ?reasonable? levels of force against intruders. Campaigners say this is not clear enough, offers insufficient protection and gives too much scope for interpretation to prosecutors.

New Zealand law is similar. But “reasonable” is not defined. Whereas I think it is entirely reasonable to use a 12ga shotgun and 00 bucshot to defend my house and family there are plenty of crim-huggers and panty-waists that think that even the use of my fists would be excessive against the poor burglar that only broke in because he was bottle-fed as a child or society left him behind or some other clap-trap.

There have been two unsuccessful attempts to change the law using Private Members? Bills ? in 2004 and 2005 ? while in 2009 the Conservative Party, then in opposition, backed moves to change the law so that prosecutions could only happen if ?grossly disproportionate? force had been used.

Frankly the only way to defend yourself adequately is with??grossly disproportionate? force. If the intruder is unarmed, you use a knife or a bat, if they have a knife or club, then you use a gun…simply put life is too precious to worry about silly liberal ideas like??grossly disproportionate? force.

Krav Maga

? The IDF Blog

Remind never to even give a hint of a threat to an IDF soldier:

Krav Maga is a self-defense system that was invented by the Israel Defense Forces in order to ensure that both combat and non-combat soldiers know how to stay safe in every situation. All IDF soldiers are taught how to defend themselves from abductions, stabbing attempts and much more.

Shearer advocating for Concealed Carry?

David Shearer was clearly?advocating for concealed carry when he said:

“you don’t wear your guns on the outside.”

Fearing the prospect of future bloodshed in the Labour Party Caucus room, a new sign is to be erected just outside the door.


A good law

A?young Oklahoma mother shot and killed an intruder to protect her 3-month-old baby on New Year’s Eve, less than a week after the baby’s father died of cancer.

The 911 dispatcher confirmed with McKinley that the doors to her home were locked as she asked again if it was okay to shoot the intruder if he were to come through her door.

“I can’t tell you that you can do that but you do what you have to do to protect your baby,” the dispatcher told her. McKinley was on the phone with 911 for a total of 21 minutes.

When Martin kicked in the door and came after her with the knife, the teen mom shot and killed the 24-year-old. Police are calling the shooting justified.

“You’re allowed to shoot an unauthorized person that is in your home. The law provides you the remedy, and sanctions the use of deadly force,” Det. Dan Huff of the Blanchard police said.

One can only imagine what would have happened if she had not been armed. Of course our civil liberties crim huggers int his country would say the young man was only trying to have a wee chat with the lass.

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Daily Poll

Yesterday I blogged about the Caste Doctrine Laws being strengthened in the US. Richard Prosser wants shop-keepers and taxi-drivers given the ability to defend themselves with firearms?

Does NZ need a Castle Doctrine Law?

  • Yes (73%, 242 Votes)
  • No (27%, 91 Votes)

Total Voters: 333

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Do we need a castle law?

David Prosser wants dairy owners, taxi drivers and bottle store owners given the ability to arm themselves. But what about ordinary home owners?

Do we need a castle law here? Or should we just shoot first and ask questions later?

In North Carolina they are strengthening the “Castle Doctrine Law”:

It soon will become easier to justify cases in which deadly force is used in self-defense.

Changes to the state?s Castle Doctrine Law that take effect Thursday do not require people to run before they fight back with a gun. The law expands the use of reasonable deadly force to include cars and workplaces if a person under attack fears imminent death or serious bodily harm.

The Castle Doctrine, rooted in English common law, is based upon the idea that a person should be safe from attack while at home.

?You don?t have to run to the far part of your house if there is a threat,? said Terry Lamb, owner of The Gun Vault. ?People like that and are very positive about these changes.?

The new law presumes that a person who unlawfully and by force enters or attempts to enter intends to commit an unlawful act involving force or violence.

?This change should make things a little more clear for people and more comfortable,? said Lt. Robert Hamilton of the Guilford County Sheriff?s Department. ?There is a presumption now that if you fear for your life, you can use deadly force. The presumption before was that you had to retreat first.?

The changes also ease the civil liability gun owners can face if they shoot and kill or injure someone committing a crime against them.

?You can use your gun for self-defense in more places than before,? Lamb said. ?Most people think that is a good change.?

?The presumption now is that the vehicle is more like a residence and you can protect yourself against a car jacking,? said Hamilton, who works in the legal process division that handles concealed carry handgun permits.

Sensible decision but a law change is needed

Poor bastard would have gone through hell for months when all he did was stab a scumbag who was attacking him.

A 15-year-old boy who stabbed a burglar in a scuffle inside his West Auckland home has escaped charges.

The schoolboy and his father apprehended the 19-year-old intruder after finding him robbing their Henderson property on July 28.

A source told?The Herald?the intruder tried to escape the house after hearing the boy’s father.

He jumped out of a window, landing on the 15-year-old.

The older teenager was stabbed in an ensuing scuffle.

Police this afternoon said the “public interest” would be best served by referring the incident to Waitakere Youth Aid.

No criminal charges would be laid.

A law change to make this legal would be a good popular move.