I posted this comment on Nicky’s blog but because it’s an interesting topic in relation to selfe defence at home, I thought I’d repost it here too.
Yes, I certainly agree that this is a welcome step however, everything is not as great as it seems. Would you agree that if people have the legal right to defend them selves that this will lead to burglers coming more prepared for this eventuality? There is a lot to be said for being a passivist in this type of situation. The last thing you would want is for someone entering your house to be more armed than they already are because they are aware that you could be willing and able to fight back if the oppertunity arose. More importantly, what if the burgler had the idea to attack you before you had the oppertunity to attack him. All because your now legally entitled to defend your property.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m in support of this amendment to the constitution but I understand the reasons why it’s not such a great idea as well.
Also, I will finish by saying regardless of the law, if someone entered my house and posed a viable risk to me, Emma or even my dog, I would have no hesitation in inflicting as much bodily harm as I could on them. At the end of the day, I’m responsible for what goes on. Could I really live with my self if something happened to them? Thanks, but I’d rather face the law.
What are your thought’s?