Mansfield City Council opposes “Stand Your Ground”

Mansfield City Council opposes “Stand Your Ground”

How many stand your ground States have a crime problem, that is the question that needs answered?

How many stand your ground States have a crime problem, that is the question that needs answered?

“We’re very pleased with the outcome today,” said Democratic Party representative Samantha Peko.  Post by response; The Democrats usually are pleased when it comes to taking away the rights of others where 51% takes away the rights of the other 49, and we wonder how this Country is being divided? 

City Law Director John Spon believes that our current laws are sufficient. He explained that many in law enforcement as well as prosecutors oppose the bill. \ In his experience there have not been instances where the current laws were inadequate in self defence cases. Post by response; Meaning THEY would prefer you leave them here for your own make a deal protection, by the way has gotten many here killed, hmmm?

“As a former prosecutor, as a law director I don’t believe it’s necessary. I believe it opens up doors for people who are mentally unstable that can’t rationalize subjectively their reason to use deadly force when the matter could be solved without deadly force.” – REALLY?, then what was wrong with the officers who opened fired, emptied clips of ammunition on an unarmed man who was said to have a gun, but didn’t? It all depends on who you are to make this decision, sure as these officers were vindicated as a just wrongful death and were reinstated to the force, shouldn’t the citizens be afforded the same right?

Councilman Cliff Mears was the only member of council to oppose the local bill. He believes that HB 203 protects people and ensures their safety.  I agree, if perps knew folks can and will stand their ground, would it not be best to have wanna be thugs running? After all, they are protected if they turn their backs and run. Law depicts you cannot shoot your assailant in the back, makes sense to me?

“You’re telling people to run and hide. You’re not putting a stop to it, this perpetuates violence. You’re not addressing the problem. This stops the person from further violence. Avoiding conflict doesn’t solve it,” said Mears. I agree, you fight fire with fire!

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