Setting traps to kill teenagers is the hottest right wing trend around

Setting traps to kill teenagers is the hottest right wing trend around

by digby

I blogged about Sean Hannity's staunch support for murderous fiend Byron Smith earlier today. He's going to love this guy:

Seventeen-year-old Diren Dede lost his life Sunday, while in Missoula, Montana on a high school exchange program from Germany. He was shot dead at the home of Markus Kaarma, after Kaarma set a trap for intruders by intentionally leaving the garage open and placing a purse in clear view.

After motion sensors detected someone in the garage, Kaarma shot Dede. And while he has since been charged with first degree murder, he is already invoking a Stand Your Ground-like defense...

An NRA-backed law passed in 2009 not only added a Stand Your Ground provision; it also expanded the Castle Doctrine that allows self-defense inside the home. While it once only authorized deadly force against an intruder who was acting in a “violent, riotous, or tumultuous manner,” the new law allows deadly force by an individual who “reasonably believes” the force is necessary to prevent assault or a forcible felony. The 2009 law also shifted the burden of proof and presumes that the shooter is innocent, according to Gary Marbut, a Montana gun lobbyist who has written model state laws.

Looking for some really fun 21st century style "hunting"? Set up a deer blind, only for people, and wait for a dumb teenager to wander into it. Then kill him, claiming you're "standing your ground."

Premeditated murder is now legal in a whole bunch of states.