Kirsters Baish| The Alabama House of Representatives just passed a bill this last week that has horrified liberals around the country. The Alabama House decided to pass a bill expanding their “Stand Your Ground” law. The bill was passed the day after the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
A revision of Alabama’s self defense law was recently passed. The Seattle Times reports that this revision states that a person is “presumed justified in the use of force if they reasonably believe someone is about to seriously harm a church member.”
This essentially means that the bill would specifically be protecting those church-goers who are defending their religious communities.
Last year we saw a mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. This shooting taught our country just how big a target churches tend to be. It showed us that armed citizens are able to stop criminals from harming others. It showed us how lives can be saved.
The Seattle Times also reported that the bill didn’t just pass, it passed with a huge margin of 40-16. There were some people who were not so thrilled with the introduction and passing of the bill. It was reported that Democrats had attempted a filibuster against the bill, but the filibuster didn’t even make it to the three hour mark.
The Seattle Times reported that Democratic Representative Chris England was whining about the bill saying, “(The bill is) pandering. It doesn’t accomplish anything.”
Chris England also explained that he found it “amazing, interesting that on the day after a school shooting where 17 people were murdered… that in Alabama we are having a debate about trying to figure ways to introduce guns in churches.”
Allowing worshippers to protect themselves is one of the best thing that we can do for the people of America. Everyone has the right to practice their religion in peace, and that means that they have the right to walk into their place of worship and feel safe. Allowing citizens to arm themselves in their places of worship is a wonderful way of empowering them and allowing them to defend themselves against criminals.
It’s great to see Alabama taking such initiative, especially after a tragedy like we saw last week in Florida.