Malice, Violence, and Self-Defense
Malicious Violence is not tolerable in a society which wishes to be considered civilized. When police are less concerned with wasting time in a fruitless effort to combat the use of recreational-chemical contraband, they can be more concerned with preventing violence or pursuing the perpetrators of malicious violence.
We make a distinction between malicious violence, that which is motivated by a criminal intent, and reckless endangerment, which is the result of foolishness. We further distinguish between these two forms of violence, and the violence of self-defense from violence. We affirm the right of any law-abiding citizen to keep and bear arms. We support State laws which declare that a permit to carry concealed weapons shall issue to legally qualified applicants.
We deny that there is any legal duty to retreat -- or to flee to safety -- in the face of violence or confrontation, for any person who is anyplace they have a legal right to be. We affirm the right of any law-abiding citizen to use whatever force is necessary to reasonably defend their family, home, life, and possessions. We affirm the right of citizens to work with and assist, and to be worked with and assisted by, duly-authorized law-enforcement agencies at all levels of government.