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The first of two “stand your ground” measures has been heard in a House committee. Rep. Rick Brattin, R-Harrisonville, presented HB 1744 to the Emerging Issues Committee Monday evening in order, he said, to ensure that people “have the right to protect yourself against an imminent threat to your life or others.” “This isn’t about making it to where it’s the Wild Wild West here in Missouri,” he said. We don’t have a perfect justice system, no doubt, but I believe in the ability to protect yourself…The police can’t be everywhere all the time.”
|"The police can’t be everywhere all the time.”
Which came first; individual life, or societies' creation of police forces?
Whether or not the police can be everywhere all the time is immaterial.
You have a right to shoot any dirtball who has the means, intent and opportunity to kill you.
And as Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes (no originalist, he) famously wrote, "Detached reflection cannot be demanded in the presence of an uplifted knife."
'Course, that was back when liberals were actually patriots.