Good article in local NC paper

Good article in local NC paper

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    Good article in local NC paper

    Saw this is our local Hickory Paper on the castle doctrine

    Defense of home, property is a right


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    Good editorial, we need more papers in this country that truly understand it. All too many buy into the liberal agenda that all BG's are poor unfortunates who were raised in broken homes, so anything they do is society's fault and not their own.

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    Great stuff!!! Don't think I'll ever see anything like that in the Winston-Salem Propaganda

    Hickory Daily Record Editorial

    Published: July 15, 2009

    The right to defend oneself from an imminent act of harm should not only be clearly defined in North Carolina law, but it is intuitive to human nature. You ought to be able to protect yourself, especially in your own home.

    A bill awaiting a vote in the General Assembly, if approved, would clearly define the use of deadly force using the "castle doctrine" for the basis of the law. This doctrine holds that in one's home (castle), one can legally use deadly force against any unlawful intruder.

    Homeowners and property owners should have the legal right to protect themselves and their property from a person who chooses to break the law by illegally entering someone's house or attempting to steal someone's property.

    During such criminal acts, homeowners have no way of knowing if an intruder merely wants to steal a television or commit a much more heinous crime. Homeowners shouldn't have to make that split-second decision.

    Night conditions make it nearly impossible to determine the intent of the intruder. Use of lethal force in this situation is warranted. In daylight conditions, it becomes easier to read body language and to see if the intruder is armed. However, even unarmed intruders can intend harm, making intention almost impossible to guess.

    This bill will establish that anyone breaking into a home will now be considered to intend harm. By defining home invasion this way, the law will establish that criminals breaking into homes will understand that their intentions will be assumed as violent and will be met with lethal force. This properly places the burden on the criminal.

    It should be stressed that this bill does not require deadly force. Rather, it clarifies the law in regard to intent, and makes the principles of deadly force easier to apply.

    At least 15 states have already adopted the "castle doctrine" in recent years.

    This legislation ensures law-abiding North Carolinians will not be punished when they use force to defend themselves and their families in their own home or vehicle. It protects residents when they defend themselves from attack and establishes beyond doubt that homeowners are not obligated to retreat.

    We urge the General Assembly to approve this legislation to protect our Second Amendment rights and make sure the law is clearly understood.

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    As a North Carolinian, I hope this bill passes.
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    There is a good chance it will pass if it will only get out of committee, Rep. Deborah Ross, chair of the House Judiciary I Committee refuses to let it out.

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    We need this in NC! I have written. Looks like it's time to write again.
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    It's been a pretty nice change since the new editor came on board. Quite a bit more info on 2A news and not nearly as slanted as it used to be.



    But their color printing still leave a lot to be desired.

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    It's a shame that we need laws to assert what should be our basic human rights, to protect ourselves and our families . It's nice to see a writer with his head on straight for a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNUT View Post
    It's a shame that we need laws to assert what should be our basic human rights, to protect ourselves and our families . It's nice to see a writer with his head on straight for a change.
    I agree...our politicians only seem to understand that right when they get robbed or worse...i.e., an Ohio politician who switched sides, and quickly.
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    Great article, I just hope they don't fire the guy that wrote it.
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    It's time for someone to nudge Deborah Ross to stop being so stubborn. I hope she is voted right out of office next election. I don't get it, how a chairman of a committee can actually hold up a bill due to personal feelings. That is not letting the process work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grandma4 View Post
    It's time for someone to nudge Deborah Ross to stop being so stubborn. I hope she is voted right out of office next election. I don't get it, how a chairman of a committee can actually hold up a bill due to personal feelings. That is not letting the process work.
    Actually, that is the process. A committee chairperson can block a bill. It's in the state's procedures. We have a representative form of government. It actually is about their personal feelings. We elect them to vote on our behalf. She thinks she is voting her conscience on behalf of the people who elected her.

    Votes have results. When your neighbors vote in these clueless Utopians, Grifters, and Socialists, you get what you get.

    It's up to us to become active participants in our government. We need to talk to our neighbors, sponsor candidates, hold community meetings. We must write to our respresentatives and voice our opinions strongly, intelligently, and politely. If you're not doing it, I can guarantee you ACORN is.
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    I hope North Carolina passes this law. It amazes me that we have to pass laws to substitute for lost common sense in this country.
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    Cool

    Please email Ms Ross in Raleigh. deborah.ross@ncleg.net

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