Thursday, March 10, 2011
Our insane gun laws
We really have a rightwing in this country that is completely out of control. Good lord. "Self defense" has long been a legal defense for killing someone, but Texas, a state dominated by gun fanatics, decided to ease up on the laws that applied to protecting one's home. This guy shot a 19-year-old kid in the back while he was running away, then shot him four more times as he was going down! That's not "self defense" (which is what the shooter is claiming), that's revenge. That used to be considered murder in Texas courts, now it's not so clear. And Texas taxpayers are going to have to pay for another trial because a juror sought some clarification about that.