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-Land of the Free
Indiana Law Benefiting Gun Owners Goes Into Effect This Month
[Bearing Arms] If you’re ever involved in a shooting, you can find yourself in the midst of a very traumatic experience. Taking a human life can be devastating all on its own, even in the case of self-defense, but then things can get ugly. In far too many places, prosecutors can go after the person acting in self-defense and make them prove their case in court. It’s a costly, invasive process that’s probably more traumatizing than the shooting itself. Hence, Stand Your Ground laws protecting that right to self-defense.

Those measures don’t prevent civil cases, though, and those can be just as bad. Even worse, there’s a lower burden of proof required in a civil case, meaning the chances of being bankrupt over the case‐and not just from legal expenses‐increases exponentially.

Now, an Indiana law going into effect this month seeks to put an end to that risk.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Likely to soon to be declared "unconstitutional" by an Obama appointed federal judge.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/12/2019 7:42 Comments || Top||

#2  I know a gun-owner who told me he had insurance for just such and occasion.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/12/2019 8:33 Comments || Top||

#3  USAA offers coverage for this type of thing.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/12/2019 8:48 Comments || Top||

#4  A left-leaning prosecutor would use your acquiring that insurance to say you expected to need it, a la George Zimmerman, the Blanca Latino
Posted by: Frank G || 07/12/2019 11:18 Comments || Top||

#5  USAA offers coverage for this type of thing. What's it listed under?
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 07/12/2019 12:45 Comments || Top||

#6  They call it "blanket liability" or some such thing. It's about $400. per year if I remember correctly. It only covers you if you're in the "right" however (legal use, threat of bodily injury, death or dismemberment, etc). If you go on a neighborhood rampage, or open up from the porch on a Jehovah Witness Tower Team, you're SOL.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/12/2019 14:49 Comments || Top||

#7  Also no phased plasma rifles greater than 40 watts since that speaks to "previous intent".
Posted by: SteveS || 07/12/2019 15:11 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
US politician insists on chaperone for interview with female reporter
[BBC] A Republican candidate for Mississippi governor has refused to be interviewed by a female reporter unless she brings a male colleague with her.

Larrison Campbell, 40, said she had asked to shadow Robert Foster on a 15-hour "ride-a-long" on his campaign, but was denied because of her sex.

Mr Foster said he was acting out of precaution and he did not want to raise any suspicions about his marriage.

"This is my truck, and in my truck we go by my rules," he said on CNN.

During the CNN interview with Campbell and Mr Foster on Thursday, the 36-year-old gubernatorial candidate cited his religion and faith, arguing he had made a vow to his wife to not be alone with someone of the opposite sex.

He cited the late Christian evangelist Billy Graham, who had said he would not spend time alone with any woman who was not his wife, as well as Vice-President Mike Pence, who has said he will not eat alone with a woman other than his wife.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/12/2019 01:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under:

#1  a 15-hour "ride-a-long"

Curious spelling there, Missus Beeb. Was an editorial intern having fun, or was the second hyphen deliberately inserted by the author?

I'd be suspicious too if someone told me she wanted to "ride a long ____...."

But for 15 hours?

Whew! tomcat....
Posted by: Lex || 07/12/2019 1:28 Comments || Top||

#2  the 36-year-old gubernatorial candidate cited his religion and faith

....along with a bushel basket or two of common sense and sound judgement.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/12/2019 1:29 Comments || Top||

#3  You know what would be really cool? Fred & Co. posting a list of banned words & phrases so I could make an incredibly salient point here, as I had something happen to me like this yesterday. I removed every profanity (no links) and yet it is rejected time and time again.

Come on, folks...
Posted by: Raj || 07/12/2019 2:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Would you like to see the post in question yourself?
Posted by: Raj || 07/12/2019 2:39 Comments || Top||

#5  I ran into a similar situation yesterday. I was about to be left alone in an office withy myself and a black female employee (newbie) around 6:00 PM, as she and a(nother) semi-trusted female (prefers other women) employee were about to leave. I quickly started to shut down my computer when the employee who prefers other women (whom I've been with the only other female employee many times in the past) said 'she'll be back for her stuff and then she'll leave', closest words to that effect. I was too busy responding to a potentially difficult situation, so when they left I wrote on a piece of paper '7/11/2019, 6:00 PM EDT' and showed it to both HDTV cameras in the office while they were out. The other one comes back up a few minutes later, then she splits 12 minutes later with us exchanging brief pleasantries. I did not budge from my chair until 6:35, well within the view of both cameras. I took a one minute leak, then split just after 7:00.

Normally the president of the company is there (we're tight) and it's not a problem, but this time around he was not, so I covered my ass, which is required nowadays. I will not put myself in that position to have someone take a shot at me.

I do not know this other woman, therefore I do not trust her. Anyone thinking otherwise is a fool / buffoon.
Posted by: Raj || 07/12/2019 2:43 Comments || Top||

#6  Apparently, the word 'les&ian' is banned here - good to know...
Posted by: Raj || 07/12/2019 2:45 Comments || Top||

#7  To me, this is petty and distracts from real world situations. Way to go, guys & gals...
Posted by: Raj || 07/12/2019 2:47 Comments || Top||

#8  You know what else would be cool? Having Fred (or whoever else) publicize the words that aren't allowed here so I can sanitize further comments. Which is just lovely...
Posted by: Raj || 07/12/2019 2:53 Comments || Top||

#9  I'd prefer a proper login system to comment.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/12/2019 4:52 Comments || Top||

#10  Figuring out why a post was rejected is a good puzzle game that I always look forward to when it happens. My advice is copy your comment text to the clipboard before you post so you don't have to re-type it. As for the words in question, I don't think they are all that hard to suss out and in this age of SJW meltdowns Fred is just protecting his work and all of us as well.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/12/2019 8:15 Comments || Top||

#11  Basically words related to sex and gambling. Although "poozlicious" seems to be OK.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/12/2019 8:32 Comments || Top||

#12  Come on Raj, the woman on woman descriptor is only allow when used to reflect victimhood or virtuosity.
Posted by: Jack Salami || 07/12/2019 8:49 Comments || Top||

#13  YES!, Billy Graham always had his motel room checked before he entered. They tried to set him up. A male can no longer be seen alone anywhere with a female. This includes all professions. Especially those known to have potential to win large sums of money or to gain some political advantage.
Posted by: Dale || 07/12/2019 9:21 Comments || Top||

#14  I think a lotta spammers use that word, Raj. Just say they're playing for the other team.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/12/2019 10:58 Comments || Top||

#15  L3sbian works
Posted by: Frank G || 07/12/2019 11:18 Comments || Top||

#16  Thiä äite the Spanish version of banned words (so far).
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 07/12/2019 11:34 Comments || Top||

#17  L33t!!
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/12/2019 13:01 Comments || Top||

#18  lesb¡an should work too. There.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/12/2019 13:08 Comments || Top||

#19  "blue whale in a flannel shirt"
Posted by: 746 || 07/12/2019 14:24 Comments || Top||

#20  HA; she is coming at him anyway now, Larrison Campbell.
Posted by: Dale || 07/12/2019 14:29 Comments || Top||

#21  Every politician should include a chaperone when meeting with any reporter. Including recording the interview yourself. The technology today combined with dishonest media can create fake news very easily.
Posted by: Airandee || 07/12/2019 15:29 Comments || Top||

#22  i wouldn't want too be alone for 15 hours with someone besides my kids or SO anyway. Especially someone i didn't know and a reporter.
Posted by: chris || 07/12/2019 15:50 Comments || Top||

#23  This is stupid. Why not install an a/v recording setup in your study and record every meeting. Can be done in a car too. Chaperone...pfft ! Casuistic superfluity.

If people become paranoid like this, afraid to meet people, to communicate one on one, even to face women, the mad dykes have got their victory. A man with unassailable integrity doesn't have to bother with these encumbrances. Even if I go to prison for a false charge, hated by other men, fear should not dictate my attitudes. God will take care of the rest.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/12/2019 16:26 Comments || Top||



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