Warren's Gangbanger Protection Act Allows Rapists to Sue Their Victims

Warren's Gangbanger Protection Act Allows Rapists to Sue Their Victims

Warren's Gangbanger Protection Act Allows Rapists to Sue Their Victims

The political circus returned to Lansing recently. The Gangbanger Protection Act of 2015 (Senate Bill 611) is an attack on everyone’s fundamental human right to self-defense.

This bill starts by repealing Michigan’s Self-Defense Act, which became law in 2006 with broad bipartisan support and was signed into law by then Governor Jennifer Granholm (D).  This bill would also repeal Castle Doctrine, which provides legal protections when defending oneself from a home invader.

SB 611 would even make individuals who lawfully and reasonably defend their own lives or the lives of others, vulnerable to costly, damaging and often frivolous lawsuits.

While this bill has about zero chance of passing into law, it’s important to highlight the corruption and ignorance of those that oppose your basic human right to self defense. These laws are not about guns, they are about defending life and livelihoods, and they apply regardless of the tool used.