Stand Your Ground Is True Blue
As we’ve seen, there have been a number of Democrats in state offices who’ve not only signed stand your ground bills into law but have actually defended those bills when gun-grabbers protested.
To date, Democrat governors who have either signed a stand your ground bill into law or at least refused to veto it include, “Kathleen Blanco of Louisiana, Jennifer Granholm of Michigan, Brian Schweitzer of Montana, John Lynch of New Hampshire, Brad Henry of Oklahoma, Phil Bredesen of Tennessee, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Janet Napolitano of Arizona.”
And here’s the kicker folks—California, one of the most staunchly liberal states in the union, is a stand your ground state.
And SaysUncle does not let us not forget about New York:
One clarification on New York law. New York does have the common law duty to retreat from an affray, but under New York Law you’re permitted to use deadly force, with no duty to retreat, to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.
Actually Sebastian has a whole crowd-sourcing project going on No Duty To Retreat states. The thought that Ohio is behind California in this respect is disconcerting to say the least.
Sebastian also put together a very interesting article about the traditions of common law that form the basis of self defense laws such as Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground.
And to tie this into the “War on Women” business that is all the rage these days, we have this bit of information from Clayton Cramer:
I’m impressed how many of the cases that I have found so far involve women defending themselves from abusive intimate partners (and sometimes the reverse, as in State v. Glowacki (Minn. 2001))–and being charged because they didn’t leave their own homes rather than use deadly force.