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Including our state’s favorite God given right – shooting folks. We love to shoot folks nearly as much as der Fuhrer loved putting ‘em to sleep while he was Guv. Now, thanks in large part to Reep Jeff Wentworth, the fine State Senator from San Antone, we may soon be able to shoot ‘em more often with fewer repercussions.
See, Wentworth and fellow Reep Jane Nelson of
“Half of the people are surprised to find we don't already have that right,” Wentworth said.
That’s right Jeff, they are surprised. Because WE DO! This is an example of the great Reep Bullshit Machine in high gear. Here’s the deal.
(Does anyone else hear an old Marty Robbins song playing in the background, or is that just me?)
“Texans should not have to prove in court that their lives were directly threatened,” Wentworth stated proudly on Wedensday. Damn straight! Why should people who kill someone with a firearm have to prove to some danged old court, (probably run by some activist judge anyway), that they felt threatened? Hell, if’n they say it was a just shootin’ then what right does a court have to question it?
In its currently proposed form the bill would legally establish the assumption that someone criminally entering a person's home, business or vehicle is there to cause death or great bodily harm and would allow potential victims to use any force – including deadly force – in retaliation.
The NRA (National Redneck Association) backs the bill. They refer to them as "stand your ground" laws because they allow possible crime victims who are in a place where they have a right to be to fight back without being second-guessed by courts. Yeah, being second guessed by courts in shooting cases can be a pain in the ass.
According to Zach Ragbourn, a spokesman for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence,
"It's tying the courts up in knots," he said.
Imagine that. Where are Artemis Gordon and Jim West when we need ‘em?