Stand Your Ground

When Confronted With A Lie, You Need To Stand Your Ground

by Steve MacDonald October 15, 2013
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Judith Cherbonneau of Claremont has posted a petition on Change.org asking New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan to take another look at the stand your ground law in New Hampshire. Calling for “Stand Your Ground” laws to be reviewed is a bipartisan effort. President Obama spoke out on the need for review, and prominent Republicans like […]

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When the police are minutes away…

by Skip August 22, 2013

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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SYG

by Steve MacDonald July 29, 2013

I keep hearing folks talk about how the Zimmerman case is not, nor never was about stand your ground.  The case wasn’t but that had nothing to do with why there even was a case, or a trial, or why we all know who these two people are, or why Democrats rose up to mewl […]

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If it Takes a Village to Raise a Child, Shouldn’t it Take a Village to Protect that Child?

by Steve MacDonald July 21, 2013

I apologize for the repeated posts about New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster but when the AG, a known partisan Democrat appointee, comes out on cue toeing the Obama Administration Stand Your Ground narrative behind him, it is difficult for this dog to leave that particular bone alone. So in keeping with what has turned […]

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Photoshop of the week…

by Susan Olsen July 19, 2013

H/T Weasel Zippers:

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Coincidence? Obama Media Collectively Grinding the Stand Your Ground Axe

by Steve MacDonald July 19, 2013

What a coincidence.  Jury decision.  Holder is marched out to says the words “Stand Your Ground,” my own NH AG gives it the old liberal Amen, and the very next day the Obama Media has begun collectively grinding the stand your ground axe like it was some progressive Gregorian chant. And look! Democrat Dick Durbin […]

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Seeking Clarity from NH AG Joseph Foster

by Steve MacDonald July 19, 2013

At the tail end of this post, I asked these questions… How about NH AG Joseph Foster, former NH Democrat State Senator?  He quite clearly opposes stand your ground, without which George Zimmerman might actually be dead.   It might be good to hear him (the AG) speak just as plainly on the matter of Mr. […]

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18 Different 17 y/o Black Males Shot Dead in Chicago Since 2/16/12

by Steve MacDonald July 17, 2013

And you have no clue who they are, do you?  Do you know why you don’t know? It’s like I’ve been saying here and here… 18 different 17 y/o black males shot dead in Chicago since 2/16/12. You don't know their names because they don't serve a political end. — David Burge (@iowahawkblog) July 17, […]

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The Zimmerman Trial Was Always About Stand Your Ground

by Steve MacDonald July 17, 2013

I started writing this as a comment to Skip’s post (here) but then realized it was too long. Stand Your Ground was never brought up at the Zimmerman trial but I think that was intentional.   It was never about Zimmerman.  It was always about Stand Your Ground and the left’s anti-gun agenda.  He’s just a […]

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Would a less cynical person think this?

by Skip July 16, 2013

OK, the Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder just spoke to the NAACP convention.  Just before this, we saw: The Sanford, FL police Chief decides not to charge George Zimmerman for lack of evidence His Department of Justice sent down folks to “persuade” the the City Fathers to oust the Chief With further […]

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Stand Your Ground is “Humiliating” to Blacks and Latinos (I know: “What???”)

by Scott Morales July 12, 2013

If you’re the type that enjoys mental puzzles, delights in wandering around a mental Escher maze draped in dripping Dali clocks, is enchanted with crawling through Sherlock Holmes mysteries or deciphering Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake while on a bender because it’s more challenging, go ahead decipher the meaning of the embedded vid.  First I must warn […]

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“Castle Doctrine,” NOT Stand Your Ground

by Rick Olson June 11, 2013

Finally, is not liberty the restricting of the law only to its rational sphere of organizing the right of the individual to lawful self-defense; of punishing injustice?   —Frederic Bastiat Around 2:45 am this past Sunday morning, a Lake Avenue resident called 911  to report individuals outside his apartment while arming himself with a handgun. Thereafter, […]

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The Stalinist Idea Behind HB135 – The Effort to Repeal Stand Your Ground

by Steve MacDonald May 27, 2013

I pulled this opening line from a very interesting article by Steven Hayward at Powerline because it reminds us where the lefts hatred for the right of self defense actually comes from, even if they themselves do not know it. If memory serves, Irving Kristol once remarked that the term “peace,” as it was used […]

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NH Senate Votes 19-5 to Table HB 135

by Steve MacDonald May 23, 2013

The NH Senate has tabled HB 135, the Deputy Dawg Shurtleff House passed bill that would have repealed stand your ground in New Hampshire and replaced it with Run Away or else go to court and have them tell you a year later…yeah, you should have run away. Bad bill. Tabling is not death, however. […]

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HB 135 Up For Vote – Thursday, May 23, 10:00 am

by Susan Olsen May 20, 2013

HB 135, to repeal NH’s “Stand Your Ground” , is scheduled for a vote by the full Senate this Thursday, May 23.  The session begins at 10.  Call your Senator and tell him or her to support the Committee’s report to vote ITL – Inexpedient To Legislate!    

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May 18th GrokTALK! Guest Segment – Jenn Coffey

by Steve MacDonald May 19, 2013

In Segment three of this weeks GrokTALK! the Honorable Jenn Coffey talks about stand your ground, what it really means in New Hampshire, what you need to know about knife rights and a few other topics as well. Note: You can listen to Jenn Coffey every Wednesday at 6:20am on the Jenn & Jenn segment, […]

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Say Hello to the Happy Train

by Steve MacDonald May 1, 2013

Rick reported the news yesterday of the likely demise of HB 135 (2013)– Deputy Dawg Stephen Shurtleff’s  repeal of stand your ground for me but not for he. Most of us had an inkling of this last week, and I’m not about to go on about that or the bill’s demise because Rick has more to add (or just […]

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House Bill 135: From the Senate: “Inexpedient to Legislate”

by Rick Olson April 30, 2013

Senator Sharon Carson just messaged me… The Committee voted to recommend 4-1 HB 135 ITL —MORE TO COME…

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April 27th GrokTALK! Skip and Steve open the Program…

by Steve MacDonald April 28, 2013

This week on GrokTALK! before our guests arrive Skip and Steve talk about Bill O’Brien, making State government smaller, a local New Hampshire case where despite stand your ground a Democrat county attorney still pressed charges, second amendment rights, contracts, the government messing up prescription drugs, what happens when you are late for your guest […]

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HB 135: State v. Craig Moses

by Rick Olson April 27, 2013

“In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.” —Tacitus Liberals love to ignore inconvenient facts. Stick fingers in ears, close eyes and yell, “La-la-la-la-la!” Franklin resident Craig Moses was acquitted under the Granite State’s “Stand Your Ground” law.  Moses was arrested nearly a year ago in Nashua outside a nighclub and charged […]

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Real life NH Example of why HB135 (repeal of Stand Your Ground) is a bad idea

by Skip April 26, 2013

From Pro-Gun NH, an example of someone who would be in jail if it wasn’t for the passage of the “Stand Your Ground” law simply for trying to protect his family member in a public space.  I keep hearing that we are “not to worry – this is not a problem in NH” with the […]

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“Citizens With Guns:” Better Trained Than Police? Really?

by Rick Olson April 24, 2013

“Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”   —George S. Patton I was at the State Senate hearing yesterday on HB 135. I heard a great deal of testimony. Senator Carson asked people not to read their testimony, Zandra Rice-Hawkins, boringly read […]

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Assuming I survive….

by Susan Olsen April 24, 2013

From this morning’s Concord fish wrap: “Assistant Attorney General Elizabeth Woodcock said people who legitimately act in self-defense usually don’t get charged with a crime, anyway. “I think you have to have some confidence in your law enforcement people, that they do do their level best to prosecute, the people who really deserve prosecution and […]

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HB 135 Deputy Dawg Shurtleff ‘Stand Your Ground Repeal’ – NH State Senate Hearing is Tomorrow

by Steve MacDonald April 22, 2013

c/o Scott Smith / Facebook New Hampshire: Shurtleff Criminal Protection Bill Scheduled for Senate Committee Hearing in Concord on Tuesday On Tuesday, April 23, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear House Bill 135. Introduced by state Representative Stephen Shurtleff (D- Merrimack 11), HB 135 will render law-abiding citizens defenseless victims by removing consequences […]

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A Message to the Ayotte “I told You So” Crowd

by Steve MacDonald April 18, 2013

Many of us objected to Senator Ayotte’s vote to break a filibuster on gun control.  Now that the measure is dead in the Senate, and Senator Ayotte voted to kill it, and Obama is mad as hell, the folks who thought we were overreacting, are all “well SEE!?” To these folks I submit the following:  […]

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House Bill 135: Representative Jan Schmidt Thinks People Don’t Understand

by Rick Olson April 9, 2013

“It takes a lot of things to prove you are smart, but only one thing to prove you are ignorant.” —Don Herold On Wednesday, March 27 Representative Janice Schmidt (D) Hillsborough 27 – Nashua took to the Londonderry Patch with her local voices entry entitled, HB 135: I Don’t Think It Means What You Think […]

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Life Imitates Democrat legislation

by Steve MacDonald April 4, 2013

I was just reading Scott’s post about the chickens of modern day feminism coming home to roost and it occurred to me;  the video of the young man that dodged the ball that then modified the face of  his date is a perfect example of how the left wants us all to behave. I’ll call this “Life […]

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Shurtleff Defends Stand Your Ground Repeal In The Union Leader

by Rick Olson March 30, 2013

“There is hardly any mental misery worse than that of having our own serious phrases, our own rooted beliefs, caricatured by a charlatan or a hireling.”  —George Eliot Last Monday, Steve Shurtleff wrote an op-ed in advocacy for his bill to repeal stand your ground. He tells several lies, makes completely inaccurate statements and could […]

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NH House Vote To Repeal Stand Your Ground (HB 135) is Today

by Steve MacDonald March 27, 2013

Update [-Skip]:  The NH House just voted to pass HB135 which means that you must flee from danger instead of asserting your Right to Self-Defense.  From the House Republican Alliance: “We are saddened but not surprised by the passage of HB135, which removes a person’s right to defend oneself. The passage of this politically motivated […]

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Support the Boulder Airlift!

by Susan Olsen March 27, 2013

Via Jim Rawles   

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