Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Knesset Approves Castle Doctrine

Knesset approves law allowing property owners to kill intruders

By Haaretz Service

The Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee on Wednesday approved in second and third readings a broad version of the "Shai Dromi Bill," which absolves from criminal responsibility anyone who kills or injures an intruder in his home, business or farm.

According to the approved version, "a person shall not be held criminally responsible for an action that was necessary immediately to repel someone breaking into or entering a residence, place of business or fenced farm, with the intention of perpetrating a crime, or someone trying to break in."

This, ladies and gentlemen, is what the Israeli Libertarian calls "retarded". Sure, it's a very nice bill. I agree with it almost completely.

But let's be honest:

Practically nobody in Israel can own guns.

What good does it do to an 82-year-old grandmother (the usual target of break-ins in this country) when a 17-year-old fool gets into her house with a knife or simply a stick? Or even his bare hands?

As he slams her, head-first, into a wall, will the fact that she has a right to self-defense be of any use to her?

Those in support of citizen self-defense must recognize this for what it is: an empty, idiotic gesture.

The right to self-defense is useless without the tools of self-defense.

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Blogger Johnny said...

Now you need to redouble your efforts about guns for self defence. Having a castle doctrine is a big advantage in that fight.

10:41 AM  
Blogger Allanea said...

Our efforts?

Most gun owners in this country SUPPORT gun control and do not want to see it relaxed.

In fact I can't off-hand name anybody that does.

12:27 PM  

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