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    https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/23/us/fl...ing/index.html
    Hence it is, that democracies have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths

    James Madison,,
    Federalist Paper No 10

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    Aaron:

    With CNN's name on it, it has to be questionable - a push against "stand your ground" or about any other form of self-defense.

    The Travon pic and references are merely playing to the other hoplophobes out there. While that case was a bit difficult to sort out, the anti's pretty clearly tried to use that in the same way. They want to use about _anything_ against us, and if the news doesn't suit them, well, they'll make something out of it that they feel fits their agenda. If they can't find a way to use something against us, they ignore it....

    "Duty To Retreat" or "Stand Your Ground" both suffer from "Monday Morning Quarterbacking".... In the instant case, the shooter was already on the ground, and only had a small interval to decide whether or not to respond with deadly force. He may have assumed that the other guy also had a weapon, or was going to further advance against him. The video shows the Quarterback view - lots of time to decide, but nothing about the guy's physical condition or other details.

    I'm a bit over 72, about 60 pounds overweight, and probably couldn't have managed to get off the ground if an attacker was in any way persistent. If an attacker saw my EDC 1911 and didn't run away, I would have little choice, and about zero time to make it.

    (And be very lucky....)

    Regards,
    Stu

    (Why write a quick note when you can write a novel?)

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