JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI — Gov. Jay Nixon of the grand state of Missouri is going to have a lot to mull over after the Missouri legislature pushed forward a 72-page proposal expanding gun rights and broadening out the scope of Stand Your Ground laws.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the proposal has been hotly contested by mostly Democrats that are angry that citizens may have the right to protect themselves — something Democrats largely believe should only be the jurisdiction of the state.
“What kind of world do we want to live in?” Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City said. “Isn’t it our job to make our citizens safe?”
It is, Senator. And that’s why the Missouri legislature has pushed ahead measures to allow citizens to defend themselves. Stand Your Ground laws usually mean that so long as you, the law-abiding gun owner, have a reason to be where-ever you are, you have no duty to retreat from a perceived threat. Previously, court cases could get tied up for years over whether or not someone should have run when confronted by a threat upon his or her life.
“If you’re going to attack somebody, you’ve got to pay the consequences,” said Republican …Read the Rest
Source:: Concealed Nation