Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Iowa: HF 573, Stand Your Ground Bill Moves Forward

HF 573 Passed committee 14-7.

The test of the bill can be viewed HERE


  1. Do you think that is good or??? The Castle Doctrine bill moved forward in VA. Several encouraging bills, even though, I think they are all unnecessary:)

  2. Good? Absolutely, anything that better protects those that have had to use legal usage of force is a good thing. As for the necessity. We all like to think that any time we use force will be a text book "good shoot" well that's all fine and dandy, but sometimes good people find themselves in situations that were far beyond best possible case, lets face it any time shots are fired "best case" has gone right out the window.

  3. I know. Just meant all this legislation...I am happy about say another state passing a bill that recognizes my CCP, but in reality, I don't think we should need a law for it. Since we have all these laws regulating guns and their usage, I support laws that give more power and freedom to gun owners, but I wish we didn't "need" them in the first place. For example, the big lobby group in my state was actually against the Castle Doctrine. They feel any law placed on guns actually limits the rights. I am new so I am not always sure how I feel. My first thought was, I would prefer to have a law that states it is ok for me to defend my life in my home. That is not a free license to shoot the mailman if he is late bringing my mail, but it helps in case I am in a bad guy situation, found not guilt or no charges are even brought, this means I can not have a civil suit brought against me from the criminals family. That sounds good to me.