If someone kicked in your front door, entered your house and posed a threat to you or your family, what would you do?
If it were me, I’d call 9-1-1 and tell them to bring a shovel and mop to clean up the dead filth that just broke into my home. In states with so-called ‘castle doctrine’ or ‘castle domain’ or ‘castle law’, I would be legally justified to take deadly action if I perceived the intrusion to be a threat.
There is no one legal definition for what a castle law is, but in general, it can be defined as a law that protects a person from defending him/her self, at home, in car or anywhere the person is legally allowed to be, and that defense, when a threat of danger is perceived, can be up to and including deadly force without fear of prosecution. Castle laws usually define this type of action as justifiable homicide. In some cases, castle law also protects the person not only from prosecution but from being sued and held legally liable by the family of the intruders.
In reading a lot of Thomas Jefferson’s writings, he felt the same, which is why when he drafted the first constitution for the state of Virginia, he included:
“No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms (within his own lands or tenements).” [ Thomas Jefferson: Draft Virginia Constitution (with his note added), 1776. Papers 1:353]
In 1808, in a letter to a Jacob J. Brown, Jefferson wrote:
“I learn with great concern that [one] portion of our frontier so interesting, so important, and so exposed, should be so entirely unprovided with common fire-arms. I did not suppose any part of the United States so destitute of what is considered as among the first necessaries of a farm-house.” [Thomas Jefferson Letter to Jacob J. Brown, 1808. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Memorial Edition (ME), Lipscomb and Bergh, editors, 20 Vols., Washington, D.C., 1903-04, 11:432.]
Nevada has a castle doctrine law that protects homeowners and allows them to protect their homes, self and loved ones against criminal intruders. However, one Democrat has introduced a bill, Nevada SB 254, which not only will completely gut and eliminate the state’s castle doctrine law, but would hold the homeowner liable for any and all injuries suffered by a criminal intruder.
Yes, you read that right. Nevada State Senator Aaron Ford is one of those liberal democrats that believes in protecting criminals and making law abiding citizens, victims of crime. Not only does Ford support gun free zones, which only makes target of law abiding citizens for any wacko that want’s their 10 minutes of fame, but he also wants to allow the family of an intruder to take you to court, tell their sob story to a jury and sue you for everything you own.
According to one source:
“Nevada SB 254 does two things. First, it might make a person hesitate when dealing with an armed home invasion robber and by doing so get him or herself killed along with their family. Secondly, it punishes good and law abiding people for simply protecting their homes when someone dangerous broke in.”
“Let me come at it from a different point of view. This is akin to a rapist suing his victim because SHE gave HIM an STD.”
Allow me to present another situation that Ford’s bill would do:
You hear your wife scream and when you enter the room, you see man pinning your wife to the floor with knife in his hand in a very threatening manner. You knock him off of her and in the process, he gets injured. After being arrested by the police for his crimes, he would be allowed to turn around sue you for injuring him physically and emotionally.
Basically, what Ford and others like him (Obama, Clinton, Bloomberg, etc.) prefer is for a homeowner to just sit and watch his wife and daughter be brutally raped and killed or just stand there and let the intruder rob him of everything he owns and then kill him on the way out the door. It shows that liberal Democrats like Ford care nothing for your rights, you or your family. They only care about criminals.
I wonder if Ford would feel the same if this happened to him and his family?