Annie, get yer gun. There’s a new sheriff in town. And he says it’s time for y’all to “stand your ground”.
Newly elected Liberal Democratic Party senator David Leyonhjelm (below right) says we need to change self-defence laws. He supports the US law, which “gives individuals the right to use deadly force to defend themselves, without any requirement to evade or retreat from a dangerous situation”.
In doing so, he invokes the murder of 29-year-old Jill Meagher in Melbourne.
“It’s unthinkable you can’t protect yourself,” he told The Australian. “Jill Meagher . . . who was raped and murdered, if she’d have carried a weapon to protect herself, she could have been …