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New Florida law?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by CAnnoneer, Oct 14, 2005.

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  1. CAnnoneer

    CAnnoneer Member

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    One of my anti-gun colleagues complained loudly today about a too "liberal" new gun law in Florida. Please enlighten me, so that I can pass on the good word. Is this the "no obligation to retreat" stuff? She sounded as if there was now open shooting season on humans in Florida...:barf:
     
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    The lady doth protest too much. The "obligation to retreat" does not exist in nearly 80 percent of the states in this country (either because of statute of because of case law).

    If you think about it, either you have a right to defend yourself or an obligation to retreat. Just like before, if you are faced with a violent felony in progress, you may use deadly force. The new law removes the second guessing afterwards (did he exhaust all possible avenues of retreat, etc).

    The same things that would get you killed last year will get you killed this year. The same sort of behavior that is safe last year is safe this year.
     
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    It probably won't do any good, but you might tell her that in 1987 when Florida became a "shall issue" CCW state, the hoplophobes cried that there would be "blood running in the streets". That every fender bender would turn into a shootout.

    Didn't happen.

    I believe that there have only been a handful of incidents by a CCW holder in the last 16 years.
     
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    Nahh, she's right. Check the Florida DNR regs:

    Tourist Season: 1 Jan-31 Dec. - 4 per day, max in possession is 12
    Snowbird Season: 1 Nov-1 Mar - 2 Bluehairs per day, max in possession is 8
    Yankee Season: 1 Jan-31 Dec - 5 per day, max in possession is 15, No bag limits on damn Yankees.

    :neener:
     
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    You might point out to your colleague, if she's a Californian, that California also does not have an obligation to retreat on the books.
     
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