Neighborhood Watches – Stand Your Ground – Shoot First ????

A 2009 shooting in Utah demonstrates the problems with Shoot First laws, as drafted and promoted by ALEC and conservative Republican legislators that expands the ability to shoot upon belief of threat off the premises of one’s own property. This was exactly the kind of incident that law enforcement, prosecutors and opponents of the Minnesota Shoot First law described, and which the ALEC legislators and their associates disregarded. It exemplifies why opponents call these Shoot First, because the questions are only asked and answered after someone has either been shot or shot at.    Read More……


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