Saturday, March 24, 2012

Standing On Shaky Ground


From what I understand of Florida’s [Stand Your Ground] law, it allows someone to use deadly force whenever they feel threatened, regardless of where they are.  Being a self-confessed gun nut, whose neck has glowed (both literally and figuratively) with a particularly bright shade of red at times, I like it.  For I have always had a serious problem with having to wait until the bad guy is actually in my house before I can take measures to protect my family and our property, and woe be it unto me if they were to get back outside before expiring.

No, that doesn’t sound like a very “Christian” attitude, but it’s the truth.  For as I have been quite forthcoming about on many an occasion, our Heavenly Father has left far too much of “me” intact for my comfort.

On the other hand, He has made it abundantly clear unto me that there are times when turn the other cheek doesn’t apply, and if we will listen, He will tell us when those times are.  In other words, none of us has to depend upon our own understanding of His Holy Scriptures, nor the teaching of others not so unlike ourselves, to know what to do.

Oh, but after the senseless slaying of [Trayvon Martin], some adjustments to the Florida law is most definitely needed.  For regular people should be held to at least close to the same standard as police officers in determining whether the use (or attempted use) of deadly force was warranted—especially when an incident happened on neutral ground.

Alas, I really hate it when some idiot ruins a good thing for the rest of us.  For the murder (yeah, I said it) of Trayvon has the lily-livered liberals screaming about rednecks wanting a return to frontier justice, which will undoubtedly lead to another big push to take away our right to bear arms.  It’s a good thing it’s an election year (naturally-speaking, of course).

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2 comments:

Rational νεόφυτος said...

You know, if someone every broke into your house, and you killed them, you'd never have the chance to share the gospel with them again. Ever.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Yes, and if it really was completely up to us to seek and to save the lost, it would indeed be a great tragedy. When you get to actually know the One who does have that responsibility, it will be easier for you to understand.