Letter: Forrest Gump Act
I received a call recently from a friend in Franklin who told me about how the Democrats want to repeal the Stand Your Ground law.
When I first moved here, I read a newspaper story about a policeman who was shot by a man he had stopped for a traffic violation – who was then shot himself by a passerby who picked up the policeman’s gun. Stand Your Ground protects everyone.
I asked my friend what this had to do with the Newtown, Conn., shooting. He said nothing; the attorney general and state police want it because of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida.
Really? The Democrats want to change the law that protects everyone from violent crime because of an incident in a state 1,400 miles from here that had no witnesses? The person charged in the case hasn’t even gone to trial.
So much for innocent until proven guilty. They should name the legislation the Forrest Gump Act. If you see someone getting car jacked, raped or robbed at gunpoint, all you will be able to do is yell “Run, Forrest, run.”