Letter: Dangerous for women
House Bill 135 would repeal “stand your ground,” forcing a woman’s option “to retreat” if facing an assailant in any public place she has the right to be.
In most cases the assailant would be faster and stronger than the victim, leaving her completely vulnerable to an attack. What if she has a child with her?
Responsible gun owners would prefer not to use a firearm in such a situation, would rather avoid or escape the scene and have the police deal with all criminals. But this bill is an invitation to criminals. It can be masked and propagandized, but it doesn’t change the fact that criminals don’t follow laws.