Dave Catanese of KY3 Political Blog spotted a New York Times article concerning the mistaken identity shooting death of a Texas rock musician a few days after the state's new Castle Doctrine (Frontier Justice) law went into effect.
And while it definitely appears the musician was out of line with his pounding on the man's door, the man's first step was not to call 911, but to fire through the door and kill the musician.
Missouri's Castle Doctrine law went into effect Aug. 28, thanks to the efforts to Sen. Jack Goodman, R-Mount Vernon, and Rep. Marilyn Ruestman, R-Joplin, to steer the legislation through the General Assembly.
I will leave the comment section open for those who buy into each new piece of legislation the National Rifle Association says is necessary for our safety. Most of the time these "absolutely necessary" laws are simply tactics used by NRA leaders to keep the dues flowing. I am sure some other bill will come before legislatures across the country next year or in 2009.