For a party that hates regulation, we’re sure seeing a lot of it lately.
The Republican idea of deregulation is the addition of pages and pages of new regulations, protecting hospitals, doctors and corporations from the public.
Now after passing a dangerous concealed carry law, the old laws that were in place for decades protecting us from criminals, are too tough for “law” abiding citizens acting criminally. Instead of letting gun owners take responsibility for their use of deadly force, Republicans want to create special regulations protecting reckless use. Why don’t we just make gun owners a protected class?
Uppity Wisconsin/Wispolitics: The Assembly Committee on Judiciary and Ethics passed an amended version of the so-called "castle doctrine" bill, which would allow a person to use deadly force against anyone who unlawfully forces entry into their home, vehicle or business. The amended bill would also pertain to "existing structures" on residential property, including fences, driveways and porches. The bill also states that a judge or jury may not consider whether the owner had the opportunity to flee from those gaining entry.
But wouldn’t current law work?
State Bar of Wisconsin: Currently, it is not reasonable to use force intended or likely to cause death or great bodily (substantial) harm for the sole purpose of defending property. Deadly force is only justified if a person reasonably believes such force is necessary to defend against imminent death or substantial harm.
Under proposed legislation, a court must presume a resident was justified in killing a person, regardless of whether the resident reasonably believes the force is necessary to defend against imminent death or substantial harm, if certain conditions exist.
Amazing latitude, huh? You can kill now, and claim it was justified. This should be good news to crafty criminals and psychopaths. We’re slipping fast into a despotic societal norm we only thought possible in movies only. This is freedom and liberty?