.....I just looked up the prices for yearly membership, and it's very reasonable. I plan on signing up for a yearly membership tomorrow. I got a promotion at work, and i'm working myself out of the "no unnecessary expenses or you can't pay utilities" mindset.Ya but bring a member is more consistent for them and budget reasons.
When it’s all gone who will YOU bitch at or with?
In all honesty, I fear this will be shot down quickly, as everyone will brand this the MA version of "stand your ground".
However, if it was shortened to just "domestic violence victims" self defense, it would guarantee the passage. I think if this bill isn't considered in current form, it should be more specifically tailored in that fashion. After that bill passes, I could see a reasonable argument to broaden the application of the law to all citizens afterwards. However, with it being MA, I'm cautious in my optimism.
I think the fact that you can face a lawsuit from a burglar for example to be mind boggling. It's not a far stretch from Britain. A robber sued a hospital for 6 figures (and won) due to injuring themselves from climbing in a window (and getting cut from the glass). The robber put "burglar" as their occupation on the court paperwork too.
I don't have a citation for the hospital break-in, but recall seeing it on numerous reputable websites a year or two ago (I was taken by surprise as the British websites were calling the situation reprehensible that he got the $).