Posted by: Jennifer | October 3, 2005

welcome to florida. now duck!

Only in the U.S. could a shoot first, ask later gun policy be considered to be “on the side of the law-abiding victim”.

The law, supported by the National Rifle Association (NRA), was approved by the state legislature in April. Governor Jeb Bush described it as a “good, common sense, anti-crime issue” when he signed it into law. His is a brother of US President George W. Bush.

Supporters call it the “Stand Your Ground” law, while opponents call it the “Shoot First” law.

Under the previous law gun owners had first to attempt to withdraw and avoid a confrontation, and were authorized to shoot the threatening individual inside their home or property.

Critics say the current law allows gun owners to shoot if they engage in a simple argument. Supporters say that criminals will think twice when they try to attack someone in public.

So, in other words, if you are in a traffic accident and you reach over to grab your insurance information and the other guy thinks you have a gun, it is within his legal rights to defend himself with his gun without knowing whether or not you actually are armed. Shoot first, feel bad later. Thank the Goddess I live in Canada, where the normal and sane people reside.

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