Alabama has the Castle Doctrine Law as do several other states. I don't really want to shoot anyone or for my wife or me to be shot or otherwise harmed. It is nice to know that the law does exist and I shouldn't have to fear prosecution for self defense. I really wonder, however, how will that really hold up in a real situation. I refer particularly to the case in Florida about Travon Martin. The "facts" and "eyewitness" testimonies have changed so many times because of race down there that no one really knows what happened but, I can almost guarantee you that the shooter will go to jail regardless. That will be because race is the driving factor. It is a shame that a kid died regardless of color but I have to ask, would there have been an uproar if the kid had been white or hispanic? What about in Chicago and other large cities? Would it be the same?
I am old and walk with a cane. I can not fight one of these young kids anymore, consequently, a weapon is my only defense. If the attack on me or my wife starts, I could care less about the ethnicity of the assailant, he is going to get hurt and/or seriously dead. I will have been able to defend myself. Now if I were to shoot a person of color, will I be justified in the shooting or does he have to be of a particular ethnic group, white, black, hispanic, middle eastern or what? In actuality, race has absolutely nothing to do with it, only the fact I would have been threatened and defended myself. In a shooting, I would expect the police to investigate and, when proven justified, that would be the end of it. To me, that is the purpose of the law. Most shootings bring instant media attention by the liberal media but, in case you haven't noticed, any shooting that has been justified like some of the cases you read about in the NRA magazine where innocent citizens defend themselves are rarely mentioned. The anti-gunners are hard at work!