The Eric Holder desired strategy is to retreat, to not stand your ground, to not use the necessary force to defend yourself or your family members. Instead, turn your back (a really fine play against oncoming trouble) or backpedal like an NFL cornerback. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want my back exposed. And if you’re in my camp, your backpedaling skills are probably severely lacking.
You know who runs away? Remember the Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy stories? Sure you do, and with fondness, so you know it was the Fuzzywump and his little cousin, the Geewhiliker, who were always running away in fear. They were also lame losers.
Eric Holder claims, “It’s time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense.” Holder wants states to review their adoption of Castle Doctrine laws. Nonsense! Florida, my home state, was one of the first to adopt Castle Doctrine status and since has sensibly added stand your ground wording. No state, in my view, will withdraw from the Castle Doctrine, nor should it. Eric Holder is playing politics in a most transparent and farcical way. Rather than adopting the Holder’s run for your life approach, all Americans living in states that have not passed the Castle Doctrine need to press their state legislators to do so. And all states want stand your ground wording.
You and family members want to take the NRA’s handgun safety course and apply, as Debbie and I have done, for your concealed weapons permit. Concealed weapons permits are now available in all 50 states. There is zero downside in preparing to protect yourself and your family. Next up, order a copy of From my Cold Dead Fingers, Why America Needs Guns by Sheriff Richard Mack. Finally click to my Top 10 Shotguns feature (on this site) as an introduction to the first weapon you will require in your home arsenal. You and your family will be well served in making richardcyoung.com home base for all your armaments needs. The 2014 mid-term elections will draw keen attention to stand your ground. Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama are on the wrong side of national sentiment, as well as the views of the Founders. They deserve to take a whupping in the midterm elections. Will Americans, like our Founders wished, stand their ground?
Originally posted July 22, 2013.