Once again an anti-gun politician is using the George Zimmerman verdict as an excuse to push a gun control agenda. Even though the Stand Your Ground law had nothing to do with the Zimmerman defense, Texas Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee says her bill is in response to the Trayvon Martin case that she has been following so closely.
But apparently she has not been following it close enough if she wants to use an irrelevant law in this case to try to take away an individual’s right to protect himself.
The Stand Your Ground law allows a citizen to use force or self-defense rather than requiring them to run and hide, giving the criminals all the authority.
Lee’s bill is called the Justice Exists for Us All Act, and it encourages states to drop their Stand Your Ground laws or face a 20% cut in allocated funds.
To avoid the cut in funds state’s would have to ensure that neighborhood watch programs registered with their local police departments. But this seems a bit pointless if a neighborhood watch volunteer can only run and hide when a threat presents itself in a community.
The anti-gun activists who continuously bash the Stand Your Ground laws seem to always forget who these laws actually benefit the most. Statistics have shown that it’s women, the elderly, and African-Americans that utilize the Stand Your Ground laws the most, and these are the ones who would become victims if these laws were taken away.