Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Murphy, NC, USA
Re: I'd like to meet this lady.
This is why Florida's law kicks A$$!!!
Simply put, " I feared for my life!"
Unforunately, my FL CWL expired. I still haven't gotten one in NC.
Florida Expands Right to Use Deadly Force in Self-Defense
The measure lets people use guns or other deadly force to defend themselves in public places without first trying to escape.
MIAMI, April 26, 2005 – Gov. Jeb Bush signed a bill on Tuesday giving Florida citizens more leeway to use deadly force in their homes and in public, a move that gun-control groups and several urban police chiefs warned would give rise to needless deaths.
The measure, known as the “stand your ground” bill, lets people use guns or other deadly force to defend themselves in public places without first trying to escape.
Floridians already had the right to defend themselves against home intruders under what is known as the castle doctrine, but until now, they could not do so in public.
The National Rifle Association lobbied hard for the bill’s passage, and Wayne LaPierre, the group’s executive vice president, said it would use the victory to push for similar measures elsewhere. The bill’s sponsor, Representative Dennis K. Baxley of Ocala, said it would curb violent crime and make citizens feel safer.
“It’s a clear position that we will stand with victims of violent attacks when the law is in their favor,” said Mr. Baxley, a Republican. “People want to know we stand on the side of victims of crime instead of the side of criminals.”
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_ Why is there never enough time to do it right the first time, but always enough time to do it over?