hypothetical question - PART THREE, the kicker!
PART ONE (now answered)
Suppose you live in a neighbourhood with several competing drug dealers, who sometimes get into fights with each other.
One day you hear a smash as your front door is broken open, and the teenage daughter of someone you hate (one of the drug dealers) barges in. You tell her to get out and she refuses, replying that there's someone outside who is shooting at her.
Do you have a legal right to kick her out of your house, or would that make you legally guilty of murder?
I'm not asking what the ethical thing to do is. I'm asking about the legality of the situation.
ANSWER : People mostly agree it would be legal to force her out, even though she is an innocent child who has done nothing more wrong than flee for her life.
PART TWO (now answered)
Which are the main groups in America currently campaigning to change the law on this point, to at minimum add a "safe refuge" clause? And which groups are happy with that law remaining the way it is, or even campaigning to strengthen it?
Again, I'm not asking which groups ought to be campaigning in one direction or the other. I'm merely asking which currently are doing so.
ANSWER : There are a few states in which you are obliged to phone the police to let them know there is a girl in danger, once you've kicked her out, but nowhere where that (in practice) you'll actually get prosecuted for sending her out to die. And no major parties are significantly bothered by this state of affairs; nobody has heard of any campaigns to change things.
So the reason why I posted this thread is a picture I saw someone post in a different thread:
In part one I asked about the legality of the situation.
In part two I asked what, if anything, was being done to change that.
Now I'm asking about what ought to be done. What ought someone to do in that situation? What ought the law to be - what should people be obliged to do in that situation? And what ought to be done about changing the law, if anything?
Is anyone going to argue that "Your house. Not your house. So not your choice on whether the girl leaves or not" ?