It must be that the only person outside of some of our legislators who is willing to be quoted in opposition to fixing North Carolina’s gun laws is Roxane Kolar, the Executive Director of North Carolinians against Gun
Ownership Violence (NCGV). She must be on the speed dials of journalists across the state. She is quoted in this story about the proposed NC Castle bill. I love the way they describe NCGV’s “mission.”
“Self-defense is already on the books,” said Roxane Kolar , executive director for North Carolinians Against Gun Violence, a group that lobbies for what it calls responsible gun ownership. She said the Senate bill as currently written would “encourage recklessness and protect people who behave recklessly.”
You get the impression that not even the journalist is fooled about NCGV’s mission.
The law is actually written to protect guys like this
In July of 2006, Joshua Moore was working with his wife, Carol, at their produce stand in Rocky Mount when someone tried to steal the couple’s cash box. A scuffle ensued between Carol and the intruder, leading Moore to shoot the man in the chest.
At trial, a judge refused to allow jurors to consider Moore’s claim of self-defense. When the Supreme Court ruled in 2010, it sent the case back to the local court for a retrial. Prosecutors have since dismissed the case.
Oh, few and far between! That makes me feel a whole lot better. Not! Why did this guy have to go all the way to the NC Supreme Court to get the court to hear a claim of self defense? You have to wonder why people like Roxane Kolar are so against self-defense. What are they so afraid of?