God, Guns, And Government
As we all know, Alabama recently eliminated the duty to retreat before using deadly force in self defense. Used to be that if someone threatened you with deadly force in any place other than your home and you knew you could retreat with complete safety, you had to do so rather than use deadly force in self defense. Thanks to the NRA, that isn’t the law anymore. You can fire away, whether or not your life is actually threatened.
Whether that is good or bad is for you to decide. In that evaluation, consider this statement from an Alabama court in 1922, which I read today while researching something entirely different (the case is Cooke v. State, 93 So. 86 (Ala. App. 1922):
This doctrine of retreat is sometimes referred to as being cowardly, but not so; it is based upon the highest consideration of civilization, morals and our holy religion. It is better that one man should flee rather than take human life, and at a time like the present, when human life is taken upon the least provocation, and observance of law is held so lightly, and the very fabric of our laws seem to be trembling in the balance, it is well that we should restate and emphasize the rule, that it is better and right that a man should flee rather than that he take human life, if he can do so without apparently increasing his danger to life or limb. It is no cowardly doctrine. It is the law of his sovereign state, which he is bound to obey; it is the law of God, which he ignores at his peril. It is the reasonable law of God and man.
With the rhetoric about society collapsing and the need to obey God’s laws, you’d almost think this was Roy Moore talking. And who knew that the NRA had such an atheistic agenda; making us reject God’s laws like that!