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Old 10-02-2005, 07:25 PM   #1
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What Do You Think Of This Ad?

and of this law?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050929...E0BHNlYwN0bWE-




"The campaign coincides with a state law that enters into effect authorizing gun owners to shoot anyone in a public area who they believe threaten their safety.

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."
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Old 10-02-2005, 07:39 PM   #2
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It's easy for me to say this is a complete and utter shitheap of a law but there are people who would not abuse their right to use firearms, however many would use this as an excuse to shoot people involved in petty confrontations with themselves,

I really don't know anymore

The advert in itself annoys me though, actually it disgusts me somewhat............
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Old 10-02-2005, 07:51 PM   #3
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So now you can shoot anyone and site "I felt threatened."


Might as well just legalize wearing a holster and act like we're in the wild west.
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Old 10-02-2005, 07:55 PM   #4
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That really makes me wanna go to FLA in a hurry!
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That really makes me wanna go to FLA in a hurry!
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Hubba hubba.
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What a ridiculous and dangerous law.

"Hmm...that black guy has a really ugly nose....I think I'll shoot him to death."


Later...

Judge: Why did you shoot the victim?
NRA member: I felt threatened.
Judge: Were there any witnesses to this?
NRA member: No, your honor. He waited till no one was around and then tried to harm me. So, I protected myself by shooting him, which is allowed under Florida law.

The man is said to be innocent and is free to shoot and kill whomever he/she wants in the future.
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Well, this law is ripe for abuse. Should be interesting to see how it plays out.
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Damn Bush family at it again, they are all IDIOTS!
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It's easy for me to say this is a complete and utter shitheap of a law but there are people who would not abuse their right to use firearms, however many would use this as an excuse to shoot people involved in petty confrontations with themselves,

I really don't know anymore

The advert in itself annoys me though, actually it disgusts me somewhat............
Let's just leave it at it's a complete and utter shitheap of a law.

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Re: What Do You Think Of This Ad?

wow. it just keeps getting worse.

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"The campaign coincides with a state law that enters into effect authorizing gun owners to shoot anyone in a public area who they believe threaten their safety.
my question is how this new (idiotic, ridiculous) law works with existing criminal law. how can you be authorized to shoot someone who you perceive to be threatening you without being charged with at least assault with a deadly weapon? or is this meant to be self defence?

makes me glad that i don't live in Florida.
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Perhaps we should read a text of the new law instead of a one sentence news summary together with an ad opposing the law.
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Perhaps we should read a text of the new law instead of a one sentence news summary together with an ad opposing the law.
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I plan on visiting Florida in the near future to look for a home/job and this doesn't make one difference to me.
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Old 10-02-2005, 10:36 PM   #15
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Perhaps we should read a text of the new law instead of a one sentence news summary together with an ad opposing the law.
That would me we could not attack Jeb Bush, the Governor of FL and the President's brother.


Hehe...Love how they clarified that in the article.....
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