So, imagine that you’ve been in a car accident with a car carrying 5 people who were driving aggressively towards you. Two of them jump out of the car and beat on your window. They don’t leave you alone when you show them your gun. You call 911 and are recorded ordering them to leave you alone. You are recorded asking for police to help you at the same time you are telling the assailants to back away or you will shoot. The guy charges you and you shoot him. You talk to the dispatcher until the cops show, and during the investigation it’s determined that the guy you shot was a multiple felon. What do you think happens?
The asshole District Attorney charges you with a bunch of crimes, claiming that
“We just don’t allow people to go shoot people,” he said. “Using deadly force is a last resort. It shouldn’t be the first resort.”
Hey asshole! What exactly was this guy supposed to do outnumbered 2 to 1 (minimum) with a wrecked car and far away from help? Was he supposed to sprinkle pixie dust on himself, think happy thoughts, and follow the second star on the right?
I’m not going to link the story directly, I want you to read about it on Iowa gunblogger Robert Fowler’s blog. I am in wholehearted agreement with his conclusion,
This is the reason we need to get the castle doctrine/stand your ground law passed. There was absolutely no reason for this man to even be arrested, let alone spend all that time in jail. I listened to the 911 recording and came to the conclusion that he was right to defend himself against 2 younger assailants.
You think that getting sent to jail until your trial is the worst that can happen to you? Read the whole thing to see how bad it can really get. God help him if the jury hadn’t believed him.
We need to see if we can get some money to him. He’s broke, homeless, and unemployed. That’s not justice.
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