I Support the Home Invasion Protection Act
I moved to South Carolina because unlike New Jersey, NYC and Connecticut (all the places I lived before) South Carolina respects my right to guard my life and my property with guns, knives, bear spray, walking sticks or any other weapon that I have handy at the time. It’s also a Castle Doctrine state meaning I can repel any intruders from castle Rob with guns akimbo, filing the air with hot lead and resorting to cold steel when I run dry. South Carolina is so awesome that I can hire a “model” three days a week to stand in front of the door to my home office with her legally obtained pistol caliber semi-auto carbine waiting for some idiot to kick down my door.
The other two days during the work week have a volunteer who’s a fan guard the door with a .45:
South Carolina then took steps to be even more awesome by extending Castle Doctrine protection to your car, place of business and even where you’re camping. Could we get more awesome down here?
The answer is yes. A bill was just introduced that makes it so that after I shoot, stab, or bludgeon some home invader (or just watch as one of my home office girls does it) they’re going to do a mandatory 20 years. If they survive that is. Better yet if they get the drop on the Greenville Dragnet staff and kill one of us they can face the death penalty:
COLUMBIA — A new bill up for debate by a South Carolina Senate panel would add a new crime to the list of offenses eligible for the death penalty.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday is set to debate the bill that would create a new crime of home invasion in South Carolina, punishable by a prison sentence of 20 years to life.
The bill would also make someone convicted of committing a murder during a home invasion eligible for a death sentence.
The bill is called the Home Invasion Protection Act.
Clearly, I fully support this legislation.
Now I’m going to admit here that I don’t habitually carry my Roscoe around with me outside the house. Being a rugged self-reliance type I tend to carry a blade or two around, like the Cold Steel Pendleton Hunter and when hiking I might also pack a Roach Belly for emergencies. I do like having the option of packing heat when I need to – like when I’m gardening and the goddamn foxes who the goddamn neighbors keep feeding start eying my goddamn fig tree. I also like living in a state where they understand the 2nd Amendment isn’t about protecting our sporting heritage but about my right to protect my life, my loved ones and my property by any means necessary.
This legislation goes beyond protecting my rights and attacks the people dead set on infringing on those rights with harsh enough penalties that I won’t have to worry about a revenge attack in five years when the guy I send to prison with a galena pill in his leg and a fracture in his skull limps past the parole board and looks me up with his one functioning eye. Another win for the good guys courtesy South Carolina.