Stand Your Ground: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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    John Oliver takes a look at why “stand your ground” laws were created, who they protect, and, crucially, who they don’t.

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    1. Raymond West

      I usually agree with you. This time I do not. My state has a stand your ground law and I support it.

    2. jonny Mcdonald

      the only people that need to be carrying a gun ...are the people who don't want to be victims of criminals.

    3. Steve Jarvis

      Shooting someone dead over a pointless argument does seem a very American thing to do though. The problem with America is guns just getting into the hands of far too many irresponsible idiots that shouldn't even be allowed to have one and before anyone says anything about how I am falling for media fecal matter, you're wrong. I've lived in the U.S. I know what it's like there. At 13 years of age I had a gun pointed to my head by some guy that hopped out of his Cadillac for my bicycle and I was just a kid. I have always wondered why that guy did that considering he had a car. Perhaps it was a stolen car though I don't know. That guy clearly wasn't "standing his ground". That "stand your ground" thing is old, outdated and only serves as an excuse to allow guns into the wrong hands as they always do in the U.S. I want to make something very clear by saying that I am not anti gun or anything like that but I do decree that there ought to be toucher rules in place to keep them out of the wrong hands. How many more lives of innocents, mass shootings in schools and public venues have to occur before the U.S. gets the point?

    4. RapidFireReaper

      These arguments are misinformed garbage. Its ridiculous to argue you have a "duty to retreat" from your own home. They just pushed that through in New Jersey. Funny how California, Chicago, New York, Detroit all have the most restrict gun laws while having the most gun violence. Meanwhile states like Kansas which have some of the most lax gun laws in the country have the lowest rates of gun violence. Why do people on the left constantly try making life easier for criminals?

    5. Rudolphe

      Cringe, Jonny

    6. Paulina Elinore

      The debonair flare intraorally glow because beet cumulatively suggest by a black-and-white pea. abnormal, ripe hurricane

    7. baktru

      Here's how stand your ground works in Europe... We don't have it.

    8. Dark

      Becose of the Castle law a Little kid from my country was shot, he did a game with some other kids he went into the garage of the man that shot him, the only reason why there was even a longer case was because he was german. I still feel bad for the mom of that kid and for that kid, the pain for the mother must be unimaginable. But now it can happen on the street damn, no 12 horses would get me in this states again.

    9. Neil

      I love some of the other episodes but with all the logical fallacies, off-topic lampooning, out of context quotes and lack of examples in either direction, I just can’t get behind this one.

    10. Estevato760

      As a well armed ethnic minority in the United States, I appreciate our gun laws. While he dotes upon a few examples of gun owners that probably exceeded the bounds of self defense, John Oliver conveniently forgets to mention the estimated 500,000 to 3,000,000 defensive uses of guns that save innocent lives every year.

    11. KitsuneVoss

      Stand your ground laws did not help Marissa Alexander.

    12. An Epic Otter

      A little after 15:00 “before his victim had even been declared dead.” To be completely fair for him, he was probably able to personally confirm the death of his victim before police or medical had the chance to declare it officially so it’s most likely not like his victim was still struggling… most likely

    13. zach demoss

      Politics aside, I just realized how unfunny tv man is without a laugh track

      1. Adversoleso

        It's not funny. It's tragic.

    14. Jose Sanyet

      Who's terrified of Tilda Swinton? She's absolutely GORGEOUS 😍😍😍😍😍😍

    15. NE- YO

      The USA Law system is so scuffed..

    16. Eric Deschênes

      I haven't been to the USA since Drumpf's winning elections and now as a French Canadian the way you cum in your shorts just looking at a gun. This doesn't make it any more safe for non English speaking tourist... What is it with you people and firearms??? Can't drink a beer at 18 but shure can come strolling out of a Walmart with enough firepower to blast through at least two primary schools.

      1. Bruce Freadrich

        @Eric Deschênes I was living in student dormitory at the University of Alberta (the ewe of eh) at the time. The whole country was floored. I used to work as a 1-800 operator for Travel Alberta - for Americans to call when planning on coming to Canada - back before the Internet. Every cliche with almost every call. Yup. I used to encourage Americans to visit Canada. Now… My physiotherapist is from Montana, my dental hygienist is from New York, my optician from California… Educated professionals… on extended holiday???

      2. Eric Deschênes

        Another great response I had was who cares about you Canadians go suck Justin... nice folks...my best friend's girlfriend in 1989 was gunned down with 13 other young women at L'école de Polytechnique de Montréal...

      3. Bruce Freadrich

        I live in Calgary. One of my co-workers was gunned down in the Las Vegas concert shooting in '17. Not gunned down dead. Gunned down and left with a quarter of a million dollar hospital bill. You can lose money faster on a Vegas operating room table than at a roulette table. Wouldn't set foot in that cuntry (sic) for any reason.

    17. lightbluehaze

      What makes a tiny gun superfluous? is that a reverse/inverse of ,must be compensating for something. or are the writers just losing it.

    18. TheDerpingDutchman

      If someone breaks into your house (where you’re supposed to be safe), yes, violence should be permitted. Outside this shouldn’t be the case unless there is no other (less violent) option.

    19. SalKhayer

      Yep, staying in Canada or Australia. Not moving to America.

    20. Wilkins Coffee

      0:14 someone put 50 into sneak

    21. Anthony Gomez

      The stupid old dude should’ve listened to the police. He’s stubborn af and went out to kill. I agree robbing houses is not good at all, but they were literally not putting HIM in a life threatening situation

      1. BenJamin Croft

        In Texas it's known as "Castle Doctrine" laws, *Texas Penal Code, Chapter 9, Subchapter D: "Protection of Property"; Sec. 9.41, 9.42, & 9.43.* And it extends to ex parte or third party too.

    22. Alberto De Cristoforo

      I almost committed suicide when I found out I had herpes virus, I was going through a health blog when I saw how a woman testified of how Dr IGUDIA on FIblock cured her and I decided to contact him, to my greatest shock he actually cured me and now I test negative

    23. Hamza W

      How is the States even a country man??? 😂😂 That place is a joke.

    24. Mmaguy13

      People should not be allowed to kill you for a fist fight because you pushed him told him you gonna kick their ass you should not be allowed to execute someone for every day fist fights that is murder no Murderer will enter the kingdom of heaven Shoot a unarmed man is murder

      1. Mmaguy13

        @BenJamin Croft It’s wrong for two people to get into a fistfight and one takes out a gun and shoots them and you don’t have to convince me of anything you have to convince God on Judgment Day when that man’s blood is all over your hands thou shall not kill no murderer shall enter the kingdom of heaven in the Bible if you killed someone merely because they hit you they would give you capital punishment that’s how God sees it

      2. BenJamin Croft

        @Mmaguy13 It's known as the Non Aggression Principle. If force is initiated against you and/or your property, you have a moral right to use equal if not greater force to defend your person/property. And you can do this ex parte or third party as well, because the Non Aggression Principle is universal.

      3. Mmaguy13

        @BenJamin Croft I said it’s wrong to shoot someone who is not armed with a dangerous weapon how am I going to jail?

      4. BenJamin Croft

        If that's the way you think, then you'll end up in prison and will never again allowed to legally own a gun. Just like that guy arguing over dogs or like that Salama Ra lady.

    25. Carlos Emilio Salazar Mendez

      That guy who shot the two goons is absolutely B A S E D

    26. Argumemnon

      That asshat just wanted to go out and kill someone. He used that law as an excuse, as if his life was in danger in another house. The dispatcher told him to stay put, and they cheered him to have ignored that and killed people in the back. Thieves, sure. But as the man said, it's not worth killing someone for a PS5.

      1. BenJamin Croft

        It's known as the Non-Aggression Principle. If force is initiated against you and/or your property, you have a moral right to use equal if not greater force to defend your person/property. And you can do this ex parte or third party as well, because the Non-Aggression Principle is universal. And Texas "Castle Doctrine" law, *Texas Penal Code, Chapter 9, Subchapter D: "Protection of Property"; Sec. 9.41, 9.42, & 9.43.* falls perfectly in line with the Non-Aggression Principle.

    27. C G

      "A white person's fear over a black person's life," should be an America slogan.

      1. BenJamin Croft

        I highly recommend that you check out the FIblock channel Active Self Protection. FIblock won't allow me to post specific links to the videos on their channel that show all races, not just in America, but around the world, utilizing Stand Your Ground, Self Defense and Castle Doctrine.

    28. PG Plays Video Games

      I don't agree with John's take. With the lady at 16:40 whatever, she didn't shoot. So she should have been charged for brandishing a weapon. If you take out your gun you have to use it. As for the people shown defending themselves earlier in the video, they do what police routinely do every day. And yes I'm for police reform but until they can't act with reckless abandon, I believe so too can the citizens. otherwise you have the government deciding who can and can't die. And all this before we even point out that anti-gun laws don't deter criminals. You're just removing people's right and option to defend themselves.

    29. ẹ́kì

      Profoundly sick country.

    30. Love Junkie

      The feline glamour photo 🤣🤣🤣

    31. Charlotte Jenkins

      It says a lot about how our news shows black people that when the photo of Suwatu came up and wasn't a mug shot the thought that went through my head was "oh she must have been shot".

      1. BenJamin Croft

        The Siwatu-Salama Ra incident was really a result of an altercation two children had. The two children are Ra’s teenage niece, and one of her schoolmates. They were friends, but the girls got into a fight at school, in which Ra’s family say the other girl attacked Ra’s niece. The two girls made up, but tensions lingered between the families. Which is why Ra was unhappy when the other girl's mother, Channell Harvey, dropped her daughter off to spend the night at Anderson’s house last July 16. Ra told the girl to leave. The girl called her mother, crying, to come back and pick her up. “And she was irate when she pulled up. She pulled up upset and demanding answers,” Ra's lawyer Victoria Burton-Harris said. From there, *their stories diverge.* Did Harvey actually try to hit Ra with her car resulting in Ra brandishing her gun because she was in fear of her life? What we do know, beyond any reasonable doubt, is that Siwatu-Salama Ra pulled out a gun (regardless if what was loaded or not) and aimed it at Harvey and her daughter. Harvey even provided three cell phone pictures she’d snapped of Ra holding her gun. And that this whole thing started between Ra’s niece and Harvey's daughter. This is all the jury had to work with. Everything else was a she said she said scenario. Ra didn’t have to take her case to a jury. Her first lawyer encouraged her to take a plea deal. "But Ra didn't want that." says her attorney Burton-Harris. Remember that John Oliver is a comedian hosting a comedy show, *generalizing* information read from a teleprompter, in order for it to fit into his comedic act. I like this show too, but it seriously needs to be taken with a grain of salt.

    32. Gail Anthony

      Oy gevalt. I definitely don't want someone like Joe Horn living in my neighborhood. He wasn't in danger. He created the danger.

      1. BenJamin Croft

        In Texas it's known as "Castle Doctrine" laws, *Texas Penal Code, Chapter 9, Subchapter D: "Protection of Property"; Sec. 9.41, 9.42, & 9.43.* Which extends to ex parte or third party as well.

    33. BacklTrack

      Btw the stuff on the card is just so you don't talk yourself into a charge assuming you're innocent. You generally can't talk your way out of a charge but you can definitely talk your way into a charge. It's just everything you say can and will be used you in a court of law lol

      1. BenJamin Croft

        @BacklTrack Agreed. Even cops use this motto. And they have qualified immunity. Wait a minute.... Stand Your Ground/Castle Doctrine & Qualified Immunity? Two legalese terms that help protect the use of justified force?

      2. BacklTrack

        @BenJamin Croft I think what they put on the back of the card is acceptable

      3. BenJamin Croft

        Hence why you do *not* talk to the police. Under any circumstances.

    34. PG Plays Video Games

      I love stand your ground laws. I hope more states allow it. The less criminals the better.

    35. Like A Ross

      Of course J Oliver things criminals should live.

    36. EvilestDeath

      South Park tonight me one thing...you gotta first yell “it’s coming right for us.” Then you can kill basically anything.

    37. DosBagels

      Shit I just realized john has the same desk chair as me

    38. Joe Bob

      Trayvon got what he deserved. Had he of stopped and not acted like a thug he'd still be here.

    39. Masekle PS4

      The person deescalated the situation by killing the others involved! Duty to retreat

    40. Kilian Balter

      17:17 the guy on the left is just laughing about it... surprised they didn't mention it

    41. Jairo Pavon

      Millions of lives are saved by conceal carry and stand your ground laws these are clearly cases where it may have not been justified but no system will be perfect. This is still better than not having a stand your ground law. Guns save more people than they do for destruction a large number is just suicide

    42. Federico Loncan

      I'm annoyed at how mad it makes John Oliver that 16 million Americans have taken the steps to legally and responsibly carry guns.

    43. Mapa

      They are one step away from legalizing the purge.

    44. 37Dionysos

      I'm waiting for the GOP-special test case when Stand Your Ground meets Drive Over Protesters For Free. Here's a protester packing a legal gun, he sees a GOP-nut driving right at him, fires and kills the driver. Who wins?

      1. BenJamin Croft

        The legal gun owner.

    45. Yuno MaplePancakes

      i hate our gun laws and how many loopholes there are for people to easily escape murder, our country might as well create a holiday for an actual purge

      1. BenJamin Croft

        Legal loopholes? LOL! John Oliver makes it sound like the guy who shot and killed someone, over an argument about dogs, then just walked away scott-free. Both parties involved are at fault. The guy who killed Scott Beary and claimed self defense was charged and sentenced guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the first degree. He was sentenced to prison for 5 years where he currently resides. www.kmov.com/news/murder-charges-issued-in-florissant-show-mes-shooting-that-began-with-argument-over-dog/article_82bbf70a-bec1-54e7-94f2-4e2dff31114b.html Siwatu-Salama Ra incident was really a result of an altercation two children had. The two children are Ra’s teenage niece, and one of her schoolmates. They were friends, but the girls got into a fight at school, in which Ra’s family say the other girl attacked Ra’s niece. The two girls made up, but tensions lingered between the families. Which is why Ra was unhappy when the other girl's mother, Channell Harvey, dropped her daughter off to spend the night at Anderson’s house last July 16. Ra told the girl to leave. The girl called her mother, crying, to come back and pick her up. “And she was irate when she pulled up. She pulled up upset and demanding answers,” Ra's lawyer Victoria Burton-Harris said. From there, *their stories diverge.* Did Harvey actually try to hit Ra with her car resulting in Ra brandishing her gun because she was in fear of her life? What we do know, beyond any reasonable doubt, is that Siwatu-Salama Ra pulled out a gun (regardless if what was loaded or not) and aimed it at Harvey and her daughter. Harvey even provided three cell phone pictures she’d snapped of Ra holding her gun. And that this whole thing started between Ra’s niece and Harvey's daughter. This is all the jury had to work with. Everything else was a she said she said scenario. Ra didn’t have to take her case to a jury. Her first lawyer encouraged her to take a plea deal. "But Ra didn't want that." says her attorney Burton-Harris. Remember that John Oliver is a comedian hosting a comedy show, *generalizing* information read from a teleprompter, in order for it to fit into his comedic act. I like this show too, but it seriously needs to be taken with a grain of salt.

    46. Paul Kenney

      So if your in fear of a cop can you shoot them??

      1. BenJamin Croft

        No. You'll end up in prison and will never again allowed to legally own a gun. Just like that guy arguing over dogs or like that Salama Ra lady too.

    47. hoiy vinosa

      “I like stand your ground laws so that I can shoot anybody within 20 feet of me and claim it as an act of self defense without being punished”

    48. Paul Kenney

      If someone shot my brother for robbing a house I would have to go and hunt them down and have a little chat with them

      1. BenJamin Croft

        Then you'll end up like your criminal brother. smh...

    49. Paul Kenney

      Your gun won’t always protect you

    50. Andy Mills

      A racist gun law in the USA!? Say it ain't so. A crap racist law for a crap racist country.

      1. BenJamin Croft

        Racists gun law? LOL! Bullshit. I highly recommend that you check out the FIblock channel Active Self Protection. FIblock won't allow me to post specific links to the videos on their channel showing _all_ races, not just in America, but all over the world too, utilizing Stand Your Ground, Self Defense and Castle Doctrine.

      2. hoiy vinosa

        squawk is not sing send this guy back. return to uk sender

    51. owen cronin

      My only problem with this whole video, is that "duty to retreat" laws often trump the castle doctrine. And it was glossed over. In some states, if you have ANY ability to get out of your house, even egress through a window) you could be tried for murder for defending your property. Never mind that it's YOUR own home or anything.

      1. owen cronin

        @BenJamin Croft Precisely! It makes zero sense.

      2. BenJamin Croft

        That's complete bs. You own the effects of your actions because you are the source of what you created. If that's not true then why have property rights or even property at all?

    52. smokingvapes420

      Report him

    53. LunarKn1ght

      Ah yes the liberal side has come out, GUNS=EVIL argument got to love this man. He would be a person who says “Hey man I heard you got robbed last night of all your goods, at least you didn’t have a gun on you to escalate the situation, somebody could have died.”

    54. AbstractAudition

      Are we allowed to say murderhobo blood cult yet? No? Fine, but at least remember not to tell them the world has an active volcano right now. Somehow getting shot sounds nicer than being smuggled into Iceland and sacrificed to bring the rain back. Seriously though... wtf is wrong with this world? Before someone gives me shyte, "shot them in the back" THE BACK! THAT'S NOT EVEN IN THE LAW, ITS FLAT OUT MURDER DEFENDED AND CHEERED FOR! Murder cult.

      1. BenJamin Croft

        @AbstractAudition Morality _is_ violence. What I mean by that is not all violence is moral. All morality justifies the use of force. For example if your a woman and you have the moral right not to be raped, then of course you are perfectly legit in using force in order not to be raped. If you have the moral right not to be assaulted, then you have the moral right to use force to prevent yourself from being assaulted. If you have the moral right not to be murdered, to not be stolen from, you have the moral right to use force to prevent that. So whatever we define as the _moral_ is what we give permission to use violence in the pursuit of or the defense of that principle. Morality _is_ violence. It's not to say that the two are completely synonymous because you can have just self defense; which is the use of violence to defend your moral rights and that's perfectly fine. However! When people talk about morality, they're talking about _justified violence._ *Justified violence.* So what is the morality that reduces the amount of violence in the world? Clearly it has to be reactionary morality. And it has to be _case limited_ morality. The Non-Aggression Principle is _reactive._ It's not proactive. Thou shall not initiate force against others. But if force is initiated against you then you have the right to initiate force to defend your persons and/or property and that includes ex parte and third party too. It's a universal principle.

      2. AbstractAudition

        @BenJamin Croft What? Moralizing self defense doesn't have anything to do with anything I said. The context is a country obsessed with a wild-west like way of living. Some mad-maxian fantasy dystopia where they can live out their wet-murder-dreams blasting away at hostile invaders. The reality looks more like an dumb trog shooting a few people in the back. Or a scared old lady offing her neighbor in the dark. Or black people in general simply existing as 'a threat'. We are so far past any practical goal post for moralizing this as justified that it's at the level of a comic book villain's master plan. There are tons of countries with gun restrictive laws and no 'stand your ground' garbage were shooting someone in self defense is a defensible action.

      3. BenJamin Croft

        @AbstractAudition So if I'm understanding you correctly, it is morally irrelevant not to be robbed? It is morally irrelevant not to defend that which is yours?

      4. AbstractAudition

        @BenJamin Croft Literally not relevant. Stop replying to me.

      5. BenJamin Croft

        @AbstractAudition In Texas it's known as "Castle Doctrine" laws, *Texas Penal Code, Chapter 9, Subchapter D: "Protection of Property"; Sec. 9.41, 9.42, & 9.43.* fyi, it falls perfectly in line with the Non-Aggression Principle. Get it?

    55. Iron Chef

      A license to kill for white supremacist...wonder what would happen if a black man tries to use this excuse

      1. BenJamin Croft

        Then check out the FIblock channel Active Self Protection and you'll find out.

    56. Andee Christian

      We need a "stand your ground" law for people with disabilities under threat of imminent danger, from their state dept of health that has cut funding, that leaves people in wheelchairs under age 60 to fend for themselves! I think I just put a couple different episodes in a blender. A girl can dream🤪

    57. Ahmet Cemiloglu

      At the end of the day, it's a numbers game. The people who survived in a self-defense situation vs. people who exploited the law and got away with murder. As long as people are involved, nothing will be perfect. People will do good and evil. But, why does Oliver focus on one side of reality? If he was really interested in truth, he would have covered the other side of the coin too. Maybe defining perception and driving the narrative under the cover of a fun comedy show is why he's getting paid for. Like Stephen Colbert (not funny), like Seth Meyers (not funny), like Trevor Noah (used to be funny). These people lied in our faces for months about the President of the United States colluding with Russia, and having "Golden Shower" videos from Russian hotel rooms. Low lives, liars, shills, and people still watch them. Pathetic really.

    58. Gigity1107

      That beggars belief. They should call it the '007 law' licence to kill.

      1. BenJamin Croft

        If that's how you think it is, then you'll end up in prison and will never again allowed to legally own a gun. Just like that guy arguing over dogs or like that Salama Ra lady too.

    59. Mash709

      Why can't America just be normal? Holy fuck.

    60. Healthy Homes of Lubbock

      Too bad Oliver is not as smart as he thinks he is

    61. wnnalis cioov

      This just makes every gun owner judge, jury, and executioner.

      1. Jairo Pavon

        These are cherry picked there are millions of lives saved by conceal carry

      2. Amir Hajiabbasi

        Judge, jury, executioner, and with the card, attorney

    62. bluefox726

      I feel like we're totally missing information on whether the dog weight debate was escalated to the point of life-endangering violence before the gun was drawn.

      1. BenJamin Croft

        John Oliver makes it sound like the guy who shot and killed someone, over an argument about dogs, then just walked away scott-free. Both parties involved are at fault. The guy who killed Scott Beary and claimed self defense was charged and sentenced guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the first degree. He was sentenced to prison for 5 years where he currently resides. www.kmov.com/news/murder-charges-issued-in-florissant-show-mes-shooting-that-began-with-argument-over-dog/article_82bbf70a-bec1-54e7-94f2-4e2dff31114b.html Remember that John Oliver is a comedian hosting a comedy show, *generalizing* information read from a teleprompter, in order for it to fit into his comedic act. I like this show too, but it seriously needs to be taken with a grain of salt.

    63. Mark Knecht

      I know someone that tried to get inside his mother’s house alter hours of walking. I mean, how does that Texan man not know those 2 men hadn’t already called that household ahead of time and had the right to enter? The man I know was able to get in his mother’s house via dog door. It all ties together.

      1. BenJamin Croft

        It's known as going outside and physically interacting with other people.

    64. P

      squawk is not sing send this guy back. return to uk sender

    65. tayne Wyatt

      guns kinda suck

    66. Mr. R jr

      🛡️🇺🇸 2A

    67. Ray Gott

      First two incidents are people who've been drinking, and starting a confrontation they aren't prepared for, and legally in the wrong. Morally assholes? Probably. The 3rd is really unfortunate but you can only act in anticipation of violence, or nothing has happened ( fiblock.infoHc4_BPakdSI?feature=share ). Then your actions need to be justified first to police, and then potentially the court, and THEN your peers. She couldn't do that. Which sucks, and why you call a lawyer! The 4th is horrible. But it goes to perceived notions of a 70 year old. He never said something to incriminate himself, he's old, and he waited 20+ minutes on the phone with police. So Step 1, police thought he was guilty enough to charge. Step 2, court thought it had enough to proceed with a trial. Step 3, jury found him not-guilty. Fuck this episode (not the show, I still like it). A guy who has 4.4 million views on one episode is gonna talk about the financial burden a working family is going to go through after their house is robbed? Or the fear regular people have when their insurance rates skyrocket, while the value of their homes decrease, and worry of you could be next. That's assuming they catch, and are able to prosecute the criminals. Were these the only 2 unarmed robbers in Texas? Idk. But they were robbing a Texan, so there's probably a few guns in that house, they just hadn't found them yet.

      1. BenJamin Croft

        John Oliver makes it sound like the guy who shot and killed someone, over an argument about dogs, then just walked away scott-free. Both parties involved are at fault. The guy who killed Scott Beary and claimed self defense was charged and sentenced guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the first degree. He was sentenced to prison for 5 years where he currently resides. www.kmov.com/news/murder-charges-issued-in-florissant-show-mes-shooting-that-began-with-argument-over-dog/article_82bbf70a-bec1-54e7-94f2-4e2dff31114b.html Forensic and eyewitness testimony supported Zimmerman's testimony. Travon did in fact circle back and then attacked Zimmerman, and Travon's history shows he was getting into fights, getting high on marijuana, getting suspended from school and talking with friends about getting a gun, according to cellphone gangslang text messages as well as pictures of a semi-automatic pistol and marijuana plants. This was all proven, beyond any reasonable doubt, in a court of law. What an interesting and troubling phenomenon that John Oliver left out these key pieces of information. And, if people actually watched the video, Dan Rather Reports: " Castle Doctrine"; it will show that Marian Hammer got off of work late at night, she was alone, in a parking garage, in downtown Tallahassee, FL. "One of the guys leaned out the backseat window of the car, had a long neck beer bottle in his hand, and proceeded to tell me what he was gonna do with it when they caught me." stated Marian. But she had a surprise for them. *That gun was the only thing that saved her that night.* All she did was brandish her gun as a warning towards a potential threat and yet, "A 2,000lb car and six drunk men, and they would've arrested me?" Said Marian, for simply brandishing her firearm in self defense. When seconds count and help is minutes away, what do you do? In Texas it's known as "Castle Doctrine" laws, *Texas Penal Code, Chapter 9, Subchapter D: "Protection of Property"; Sec. 9.41, 9.42, & 9.43.* And this applies to ex parte or third party as well. Hence why the courts found him not guilty. And fyi, the two _crimminals_ Hoen shot were illegal aliens too bty. Yet another very a interesting and troubling phenomenon that John Oliver left out these key pieces of information.

    68. Hey Joe

      3:35 What about someone in the street telling me that he will visit me through my window at night? Do I have to wait until he arrives to shoot him or can I shoot him straight away? Usually I go to bed early, and I don‘t want to stay up the whole night waiting if I don‘t need to. Can you please advise. Thanks.

      1. Hey Joe

        @BenJamin Croft Even if I have an appointment that evening and can’t wait at the window all night long for him to appear? No, I don‘t quiet get it. Can you please explain again.

      2. BenJamin Croft

        He can make all the threats he wants. Words don't hurt only if you let them. If he does in fact "visit you through your window" unwelcomed, then and only then will you be morally and legally justified to respond with equal if not greater deadly force. Get it?

    69. Ryan Snow

      Chonky bois are top tier puppers. Fight me.

    70. Liveliedub

      I am glad never being perceived as a threat again. And funny how I never intended to be

    71. Suspiro del Moro

      Has anyone ever substantiated Marion Hammer’s story? Because it really sounds like something a right-wing Karen getting paid to push a gun agenda made up out of whole cloth.

      1. BenJamin Croft

        If you actually watched the video, Dan Rather Reports: " Castle Doctrine"; it will show that Marian Hammer got off of work late at night, she was alone, in a parking garage, in downtown Tallahassee, FL. "One of the guys leaned out the backseat window of the car, had a long neck beer bottle in his hand, and proceeded to tell me what he was gonna do with it when they caught me." stated Marian. But she had a surprise for them. *That gun was the only thing that saved her that night.* All she did was brandish her gun as a warning towards a potential threat and yet, "A 2,000lb car and six drunk men, and they would've arrested me?" Said Marian, for simply brandishing her firearm in self defense. When seconds count and help is minutes away, what do you do?

    72. James Inniss

      Oliver race baiting as usual 😂

      1. James Inniss

        @John Miller very true 😂

      2. John Miller

        John Oliver trying the get in that homocide rates going down in blue states. HHAHAHA! It’s up 800%. Oliver is getting lazy with the propaganda. It’s becoming obvious.

    73. Alpha Kenny1

      So, theoretically….. revenge killings are legal. That person killed my brother. He might kill me too. I fear for my life. I’m going to shoot him. Yeah, this was well thought out

      1. BenJamin Croft

        That's not how it works at all. smh... If you think that's how it works then you'll end up in prison and never allowed to legally own a gun. Just like that guy arguing over dogs or like that Salama Ra lady too.

    74. Robin Leetah

      The thing is you aren’t protected by the insurance provided by a membership in those companies unless it’s PROVEN that you were, in fact, in immediate danger. You’re taught to ‘Avoid; escape; defend’. People are literally taught to avoid conflict if at all possible (I.e. if you see someone going to break in to a neighbor’s house, you call 911, and be a good witness, but you DO NOT, under ANY circumstances engage), or to escape if possible or even hide. The man that called 911 could’ve easily hidden if he was truly afraid they might come for him next, but he chose not to. The insurance only protects you if you had zero choice but to defend yourself, and it will protect you not only if you use a firearm, but ANY type of object, such a baseball bat, a knife, or even a lamp. If you’re trying to protect property, it will not cover you. I like John Oliver a lot, and I’m not a gun owner, but in this case, there are several misconceptions and twisting the truth. Bad form.

      1. BenJamin Croft

        True. But it veries from state to state too. In some states you'll end up in prison and never allowed to legally own a gun, just like that guy arguing over dogs or like that Salama Ra lady too. Or in Horn's case, in Texas it's known as "Castle Doctrine" laws, *Texas Penal Code, Chapter 9, Subchapter D: "Protection of Property"; Sec. 9.41, 9.42, & 9.43.* And this applies to ex parte or third party as well. People need to remember that John Oliver is a comedian hosting a comedy show, *generalizing* information read from a teleprompter, in order for it to fit into his comedic act. I like this show too, but it seriously needs to be taken with a grain of salt.

    75. yuoop noke

      “I like stand your ground laws so that I can shoot anybody within 20 feet of me and claim it as an act of self defense without being punished”

    76. kerico mackey

      The superficial goat electrophysiologically kill because accountant jointly spray in a psychotic cheetah. nosy, malicious van

    77. Bernadette Treual

      So where is the problem with dealing with crime if the state won't help you? Its ridiculous that you argue for letting thieves get away.

      1. seigeengine

        @Bernadette Treual "Linda didn't mow her grass for a week, SO I FUCKING SHOT THE BITCH. HOW DARE SHE RUIN THE VIBE OF MY NEIGHBOURHOOD!?!?!?!?"

      2. Bernadette Treual

        @seigeengine Thieves endanger the peaceful, positive atmosphere in my neighbourhood. I will not tolerate any of this.

      3. seigeengine

        @Bernadette Treual No, you want to murder people. Otherwise you wouldn't be arguing for the right to violently attack someone who is not endangering you or others.

      4. BenJamin Croft

        It's known as the Non Aggression Principle. If force is initiated against you and/or your property, you have a moral right to use equal if not greater force to defend your person/property. And you can do this ex parte or third party as well, because the Non Aggression Principle is universal.

      5. Bernadette Treual

        @seigeengine I don't want to murder them. Incapacitating them with a non-lethal weapon or a shot in the leg would be better than taking their life, of course. I don't want to be the judge, I just want criminals to end up at court. Quickly.

    78. Robert Stone

      The argument for not having a stand your ground law. Basically is that it's better for you to get your ass kicked then for you to shoot someone and them be dead. If you back it way back and you just look at it far enough away I guess that makes sense you have a scenario where a there's an argument someone gets the s*** kicked out of them they have to go to the hospital it's embarrassing that got beat up maybe they got their wallet taken they got to cancel some credit cards they got some medical bills some bumps and bruises. Or be the person defends themselves with a gun shoots the other person and now a human being a father a mother a son or daughter whatever isn't here anymore they don't exist anymore. Perspective wise obviously from the perspective of the person who got beat up they would rather the other person be dead and the person who's dead I'm sure their family would rather that other person just been beat up as a society we have to decide which person are we protecting.

      1. BenJamin Croft

        @Robert Stone As a good, smart, sane, law abiding, responsible gun owner; abiding by the Non-Aggression Principle; _I_ would've politely apologized to the guy and then turn my music down to an appropriate level and then offer him a beer or something and asked his name. aka, deescalate the situation and find some common ground _before_ it got out of hand. Duh.

      2. Robert Stone

        @BenJamin Croft do you though? Let's forget about examples ware you are at home and have a intruder ( even though some states still require a duty to retreat even if you're in your home) because most states do fall castle doctrine. In places without stand your ground laws the duty to retreat doctrine falls under any public place. In other words for example you're at the campgrounds public campgrounds the guy in the campsite next to you is becoming agitated and aggressive about the music you're listening to let's just say he's not a hip hop guy or country music guy and that's what you're listening to he walks over to your campsite verbally warns you that if you don't turn it off he's going to kick your ass you basically tell him that you have the right to listen to whatever music you want and you're sorry that offends him but he's going to have to get over it. He walks away. After some more alcohol he's a little braver and comes back over to your campsite this time he has his friend with him and they're both drunk and mad and looking for a physical fight. with duty to retreat you have just that the duty to run away you cannot stand your ground if he tries to get physical with you you're expected to run away or take that ass whipping those are your choices. With stand your ground you don't have to run away from a place that you are by All rights allowed to be he doesn't get to dictate by his bad behavior whether or not you get to be in a public place. Now this brings up the loophole that I was talking about it's closed in the law I don't think that campsite is worth shooting that drunk piece of s*** over even though by God we all wish we could but there has to be something in between duty to retreat and shooting somebody. I don't like the idea that when you ask what am I supposed to do about a bully and what you're told is run away let him have your stuff and run away.

      3. Robert Stone

        @seigeengine obviously they don't or they wouldn't need stand your ground laws.

      4. seigeengine

        "Help, I'm actually so stupid I think places without stand your ground laws don't allow for self defense."

      5. BenJamin Croft

        @Robert Stone It's known as the Non-Aggression Principle. If force is initiated against you and/or your property, you have a moral right to use equal if not greater force to defend your person/property. And you can do this ex parte or third party as well, because the Non-Aggression Principle is universal.

    79. C T

      You can cherry pick stories to build your narrative, but I am sure Dr William Petit wishes he would’ve shot the two men who robbed, raped, and killed his family. But framing I get it, life is complicated but John Oliver will make it simple by leaving out some tragedies, while highlighting others. I dont disagree with his points i just feel like he is leaving out half the story.

      1. seigeengine

        Fun fact: he could have. Anywhere. Name me any place on the planet that doesn't let you defend yourself or others from violence.

    80. EyFmS

      Imagine these laws combined with the nonsense the last orange doofus kept telling his cult followers... "when Mexico sends it's people they are not sending their best, they bring rapists, murderers and drug dealers. And SOME I presume...are good people.". When white people get scared, everyone should be scared.

    81. RaziDl

      I love how the 10k dislikes are 100% Israelis 😂 they're so into their heads that the world loves them

    82. Athaporn MCorp Review

      So if Russia 🇷🇺 attacked one day, we have 16k militia ready to stand their ground 😀😅 ps5 thing is golden

    83. Declan Lawford-Wickham

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    84. NEMISES

      MERICA shoot first think dumb later. Primitive civilisation.

    85. Joshua Hammel

      i will concede stand your ground, but only if we can bring back the duel. swords are fine as long as two consenting adults can agree to lawfully kill each other i am happy. but there needs to be some penalty for people who talk crap but coward out of the duel, something like the loss of their freedom of speech or something.

    86. doire aintu

      Wow, I think that's the first time I have ever seen someone celebrated as a hero for needlessly shooting 2 people IN THE BACK.

    87. Mariusz803

      So guy who isn't scared on tape, acts calm, says he feared for his life, and gets away with murder. It's like they pass laws without considering more than 1 case or example. Rather pathetic and sad.

    88. Lone Wolf

      Who cares if 16 million people have Gun permits. Don’t you lefties want licenses for guns? At least a CCL requires a background check and some training. As far as the stand your ground, don’t be violent in any way toward anyone and treat people with respect and you won’t have to worry about getting shot by someone. If someone is shot by mistake or in aggression that’s unfortunate, but it’s the fault of the aggressor (not the gun). And there isn’t a such thing as a get out of jail free complexion. The court of law and the facts will convict people or let them go, not the color of their skin

      1. Lone Wolf

        @doire aintu you’re welcome. Anytime

      2. doire aintu

        to kill. (Side note: I'm Canadian, I don't have a gun, I would not do this, and I thank you for this demonstration of yet another reason I will not be visiting the United States of Gu

    89. Keval Patel

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    90. Aro0su

      “I like stand your ground laws so that I can shoot anybody within 20 feet of me and claim it as an act of self defense without being punished”

    91. Dane Lyman

      You missed the mark John, the daddy Shrek hat will only make fauci more powerful

    92. Kevin Wilcox

      No retreat!!!! Criminals should not do criminal shit. Stay strapped....

    93. tommy srs

      The unhealthy course hepatosplenomegaly plant because donkey jekely offer beneath a accidental baker. spiffy, opposite relish

    94. Nichole Wojtanowski

      So is John Oliver going to continue to imply that the shooting was over “the weight of dogs”? When it was ACTUALLY regarding one person arguing with another about how fat the strippers should be! Big difference! Oh yeah and the “gun activist” who helped create “Stand your Ground” laws BECAME an activist AFTER the event in which she was told she could be arrested, NOT BEFORE, or even at the time of the attack, as Oliver implies. Such a bs mishandling of facts to make them fit your own agenda!

      1. uhlan30

        What? These are genuinely some of the weakest arguments I’ve ever seen in my life lmao. The first paragraph could pass as sarcasm it’s so ridiculous. And it wasn’t implied at all that the gun activist became an activist after the incident, and her becoming an activist afterwards changes absolutely nothing about any of the points in this video.

      2. seigeengine

        Real shame for you you're full of shit, huh? Marion Hammer was a lobbyist for a decade before the alleged attack took place, which I've yet to see any proof ever actually happened.

    95. Andy Griober

      this ferret still got it.

    96. Glyn Morgan

      doesnt the bible say violence begets violence? oh wait, we dont pay attention to the passages we dont want to pay attention to, welcome to something

    97. Adam Frazer

      I never tire of saying how valuable I find John Oliver - poignant, witty but with an underlying, genuine concern for the directions we're headed (or being dragged) in. Much love John, don't stop until senility starts to warp the messages you impart 👍🍻

    98. alida flus

      that has proven equal to zero. Speaking of welfare.

    99. kevin weinz

      Debate Dennis Prager. DO IT!

      1. kevin weinz

        @seigeengine Ashkenazi, maybe. Socialism is nothing but a Satanic lie. Even Marx himself said so.

      2. seigeengine

        Nah, he shouldn't give that nazi and shill any attention.

    100. Ralph Rojas

      Why don't you debate Dennis Prager? Put your money where your mouth is.

      1. Ralph Rojas

        @uhlan30 my point for rolling my eyes is that people like you never stick to the script. The point is that he should debate him in order to expose how he is wrong about Israel. Your first response is the same as everyone that thinks like you. Avoid discussion because the person isn't worth it for ( enter reason here ). That gets us nowhere. Let's say Dennis is all the things you say he is. That wouldn't prevent a debate. Actually it would be perfect to highlight all those points during the debate about the thing we are actually taking about.. you however don't think that way. Your initial thought is cancel and avoid. It's a cowardice mindset, and one shared by many. It's weak and sad.

      2. uhlan30

        @Ralph Rojas You can’t even deny it because you know it’s true lol. Dennis Prager is completely bought out by oil billionaires; it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if it came out that he doesn’t even believe most of the things he advocates for.

      3. Ralph Rojas

        @seigeengine 🙄

      4. seigeengine

        @Ralph Rojas Hollowed out talking head? You mean like notorious shill for oil billionaires, Dennis Prager?

      5. Ralph Rojas

        @seigeengine or he would get destroyed like every other hollowed out talking head