Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Daily Briefing For Thursday, July 18, 2013

In Other News

While the grumbling over the Zimmerman verdict continues to take up bandwidth in the main stream media, there are other important things going on in the world.  Some things to watch:

Is Stand Your Ground A De Facto Civil Rights Doctrine?

The Daily Caller examined a database maintained by the Tampa Bay Times and concluded "African Americans used 'Stand Your Ground' defenses at nearly twice the rate of their presence in the Florida population, which was listed at 16.6 percent in 2012."  Note I have zero objection to any group using the defense, even if they use it at a disproportionate rate.  If this statutory defense provides additional rights to prevent the government from depriving defendants of their liberty, that's a good thing, right?

Saturday's Training

I'll head out to KR Training on Saturday - this time as a student - to re-take the Defensive Back Up Gun class I took last year.  Here's his article on the class (I'm in three of the pics - I'm wearing a blue t-shirt, olive drab pants, and a John Deere cap...and there's a picture of my target as well.)

1 comment:

  1. The "no inflation" post suffers from selection set bias in it's start and end dates. I'd like to see a chart starting at the onset of the current recession in 2007.