History proves how right you are. Those damn South blacks having a right to self defense? Look at what happened after African-Americans were given legal right to protect themselves from the KKK? We need to return to when people don't have a right to stand their ground, particularly against racially oriented harassment and attacks. Like you say, when white folks tell blacks to get out of their neighborhood they better git going!
As for the "right", see my leaning? I'm not a member of the right. Couldn't be further from it.
You do realize you just utilized NPR/southern center/ny-metro/and a left owned and operated legal 'source', as a source, and you're talking about bias? I'm utilizing raw, compiled numbers. CDC and FBI. Not exactly debatable or up for interpretation.
Again, not right wing. I doesn't get more 'down to the details' than the crime database. Probably the only thing the FBI gets right. The number of times guns are used in self defense (being either shot, drawn, or otherwise) cannot be completely clear, because often times the issue itself is unreported or dismissed. Estimated FBI numbers are between 230,000 and 300,000 times per year. Attempted assaults, rapes, home invasions, etc etc etc you get the picture.
How many times did instances such as Renisha McBride occur?
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“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey
I'm in no way saying you can't defend yourself. I'm saying stand your ground does not mean going out of your way in such a manner that it turns standing your ground into aggressively attacking some perceived threat.
Lastly, only the weak run around afraid. The strong don't live in fear. If a person needs a gun to make them feel strong... they're actually weak.
"If you can't stand the way this place is, Take yourself to higher places!"
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As for needing a gun to feel strong? Not sure what you mean there. I need a gun because they have guns. I want to even the playing ground. You can go pound your chest and clinch your fists all you want. They have a knife, and have no intention of dropping it. Personally, I walk around worried about nothing and I sleep soundly at night.
Marine Corp says: Always cheat; always win. If you walk away, it was a fair fight. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.
I suppose they are weak as well by your logic.
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