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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Our New Self Defense Law

The governor signed it today. I'll comment more tomorrow. For now, two observations.

First, I am not convinced this is much of a change.

Second, I love Riley's comment "When you feel your life or your family is in danger from an intruder, you should be able to practice self-defense and not worry if a judge or court is going to penalize you." Way to zing those activist tyrants Gov. Only it wouldn't be a judge or court doing the investigating, arresting, and prosecuting. Those decisions are all made by members of the executive branch. Without them, the court has no role to play. Oh well, in an election year, all that matters is truthiness.