Use of Force

Castle Doctrine Prevails

by Rick Olson June 26, 2013

“The Second Amendment does protect the right to people to possess weapons for self-defense in the home. That’s what the Supreme Court said.”   —Laurence Tribe In the Union Leader today, the headline read, “AG says Manchester man justified in shooting home invader.” In my post on this incident on June 11, “Castle Doctrine, NOT Stand […]

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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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HB135: Criminal Defense Attorneys Weigh In

by Rick Olson January 26, 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   Yesterday, The New Hampshire Union Leader featured a story where, “Lawyers say stand your ground works” Prominent Granite State criminal defense lawyer, Mark Sisti told the Union […]

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HB 135: Legal Eagles Will Second Guess

by Rick Olson January 22, 2013

“It’s hard to know exactly how people develop the characters they do. There could be people from humble beginnings that turn into jerks. Some characteristics are just part of that special soul of that human being.”   —David Maraniss  House Bill 135 today in Concord. Ann M. Rice is the Deputy Attorney General for the State of […]

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