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7-29 7:25am Scoot, Stand your Ground

Jul 29, 2013|

Scoot in for Tommy. Scoot talks to Dave Newman, with Concealed Carry Nola, about Stand your Ground laws and the use of force when threatened

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-- stood in for Tommy Tucker 726. We've just put up on our website WWL dot com a story about a group calling for a news conference in the wake of the residents shooting the teen. In an attorney one black activist group Brothers against crime. They're not angry. They say they're calling for unity and they don't wanna rush to judgment in the recent shooting of this fourteen year old Marshall Coulter. Of my homeowner American -- entry. I'm getting a lot of Texas people saying. The kid was out after curfew. Castro apparently is happening at 2 o'clock in the morning. The -- was on this -- property apparently scaled a fence and was on his property this homeowner claims that he was he was threatened. But if you shoot somebody. There's a possibility that you're gonna have to go to court and prove self defense so just make sure it really is self defense. If you shoot somebody. Now again. In nobody's saying that what this kid did is right but we don't shoot people. Who were out past curfew we don't X acute people because they break curfew. It's wrong and they should be home when their parents should be ashamed of themselves as they don't have control over the damn kids that's a shame but we don't shoot people for their recent. A Dave Newman is a professional instructor in gun control with a concealed carry New Orleans Dave welcome to our show. Could -- to be talking quite often these days unfortunately for the wrong reasons. Here. Problem what's your first impression of this that are case from what you know involving this homeowner in the Meredith shooting this fourteen year old it was -- property. Well I mean -- like he says these cities he told me that he felt threatened that there -- there's different between the feeling like you're threatened and and being compartment in the immediate. Or. Are which. Only time it deadly force struck. And that's something that that every gun owner needs to. -- needs to understand and again this is nothing about restricting the Second Amendment this is about being responsible with gun ownership and if you're not responsible. You're gonna have to answer for that because we just don't go around and -- -- people if we don't have to. That's part I mean it. That would be -- danger like it's our read all my students -- retirement. The danger must clear that immediate and on the court. And if you'd have to be sure that your current -- with the correct so that you couldn't. Meet force with force as the losses. And confront that people where -- where. By Dave what do you teach your students about Louisiana's version of the stand your ground law which as the castle doctrine. I'll just set me in the way laws is that the claw within about law. Bet awards our fourteenth nineteen -- 141. Com it says basically that she can stand department or exports have no duty to retreat carted -- Oprah says he -- with sports. So like practice that the force is not a lethal threat that you know you're all right use -- -- -- the regional threat in -- car. And is it possible. That stand your ground laws have come along at a time. When people are frustrated with crying even though crime has gone down. -- a crime overall with via via I believe the murder -- and adolescents and with with youth in America. It's down to this point since about 1993. People -- are more aware and more afraid of crime today even though it is diminishing Italy is it's it's still a problem. Do you think -- stand your ground laws have. Have fed this -- hysteria that we need to be armed and start to protect ourselves. Well I wouldn't say that I'm currently forced to -- ground the I think it would without stranger ground -- -- the presumption of innocence that we should you know as of right of citizens that were innocent until proven guilty and you're just to stranding yours. You should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. But at the same time you'd still like he said. You're responsibility. All of our -- And and you have to understand that the weapon of last resort sir you should always let them the option that's open outreach as well if you're not sure that moment where it is due to those final. Options you know -- meant to confront the that it media not like a threat of great bodily armored bet that use and let them be awful. Dave Newman with concealed carry Nolan had -- safety instructors thanks for being with us again and -- -- -- -- --