Over at "Halls of Massive Dementia," Neo has his little self an absolute stiffy over the thought of Americans being able to draw down on ... well, whoever the fuck they want:
In Canada, you have to run and hide...
In the United States, you can "stand your ground."
First enacted in Florida in 2005, "Stand Your Ground" bills are now being considered in 21 states including Georgia, according to the National Rifle Association and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. The South Dakota senate approved one just last week.
The article is a little dated... there are now 14 states (see graphic below) where you can stand your ground.
These new measures would push the boundaries beyond the self-defense measures already on the books. Twelve states already allow citizens to shoot intruders in their homes, and 38 states permit concealed weapons in public places.
"These laws send a more general message to society that public spaces belong to the public - and the public will protect [public places] rather than trying to run into the bathroom of the nearest Starbucks and hope the police show up," says David Kopel, director of the Independence Institute in Golden, Colorado.
This is, of course, a good idea and a long time coming, since you just never know when some shifty, 16-year-old foreigner is going to assault you in your home. Slant-eyed little Jap wants to party down at your place? I don't fucking think so, Pai-san.
And as for family members? Well, that slutty little tramp had it coming to her, if you know what I mean.