Former Justice John Paul Stevens would like to change the Second Amendment.
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens thinks the Second Amendment should be changed and he says so in the pages of his new book, an excerpt of which was published by the Washington Post, igniting a new debate about gun rights.
Justice Stevens would like to add five words to the amendment: “when serving in the militia,” right after “shall not be infringed.”
It is almost as though the retired jurist is contending that, because he did not care for the 5-4 ruling in the Heller case that affirmed the Second Amendment protects an individual right to have a firearm, he now wants to change the constitution. Continue reading →
Renewed focus on using deadly force to stop property crimes is one result of the Spokane verdict that acquitted a man on manslaughter charges for killing a suspected car thief.
When a Spokane, Wash., jury acquitted a local man of manslaughter charges for the March 2013 shooting death of a man who was trying to seal his SUV, it provided new fuel for a long-burning debate over the use of lethal force to protect property.
Gail Gerlach is a free man today after the 11-woman, one-man jury deliberated for only a few hours, and then deciding separately that he was justified in his actions, thus setting the stage for state reimbursement of his legal defense bills, which could come to an estimated $300,000.
The family of the dead man, 25-year-old Brendon Kaluza-Graham, was distraught over the verdict, and his grandmother told reporters that her grandson was “a sacrificial lamb.” Continue reading →
Another home invasion has left another invader dead, shot by the neighbor of a homeowner who found herself under siege on Saturday.
According to Oklahoma station NewsOn6 (h/t Weasel Zippers), Dana Lewis, 46, of Muskogee was approached outside her home around 9:45 p.m. by three white men who forced their way inside, demanding “property.”
That was quick! It took filmmaker Harvey Weinstein less than 24 hours to recognize the error of his ways. Last night, the producer of several violent films, appeared on CNN’s Piers Morgan and was asked by the host about his plans to make a film that will make the NRA “wish they weren’t alive.”