Saturday, October 08, 2005

Don't Mess With..... Florida...?

confederate floridaWho would have thought? Sitting down there with it's wild geckos, torrential rain and abundance of senior citizen drivers that Florida, America's wang, would grow some balls and join the ranks of the trigger-happy south. The Floridian government has just passed law HB 0249 otherwise known as the "Stand Your Ground" law. Section 3 of this bill effectively extending the right of homicide in self defense to any public place, stating:

A person, not engaged in an unlawful activity, who is attacked in any other place where he or she has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so, to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself, herself, or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.

Wow... What's this about "to prevent the commission of a forcible felony"? So they don't even need to be attempting to kill you? This is just crazy. My grandparents are moving from Florida back to Illinois in a few months and this bit of news just makes me even happier about their decision.


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