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Old 11-29-2012, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Florida needs to take a second look at this current law. The rest of the country thinks that Florida is a shoot-em up if you feel threatened state. A lot of people are scared out of there wits to even visit Florida now, if it is not a voting issue then America is waiting for the next weird story to come from this state.

http://news.yahoo.com/shooting-death...004720741.html

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Old 11-29-2012, 09:58 PM
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I'm so happy to know that you & the bloggers at yahoo! think this.

Go troll elsewhere.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:10 AM
 
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I could find dozens of similar stories from other States.

Thank God no one around here will hire you, because we don't need more haters.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Wow...I'm so excited....another negative Florida thread by someone who really doesn't know what they're talking about.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:51 AM
 
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What exactly is the media fascination with every violent crime in this state? Between violent crime incidents and "weird news stories" they paint a pretty disturbing (and unrealistic) picture of what living here is like.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:29 AM
 
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Agree Kyle. Nevada is the State with the highest crime rate in the US, and SC is right behind them. Alaska has a higher violent crime rate, yet we never hear about their alarmingly high statistics.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Stand Your Ground law: A punk with a 9mm comes up to you at the ATM, on the street, at the parking lot, etc. You act like your getting out your wallet and out comes your little .380 semi automatic and you pop one or two into the head of the punk. You just did good . You go home. You know that you had no choice in removing the Punk from society.


No Stand Your Ground Law: A punk with a 9mm comes up to you at the ATM, on the street, at the parking lot, etc. You are unarmed. Punk has you withdraw the max from the ATM, takes your wallet, car, cell phone, keys, and goes on his way. Now you are a busy person cancelling credit cards, getting new drivers license, changing locks on everything and still be worried that the punks know where you live, probably where you work. The punk decides to pump a round or two into you before leaving.

Nice set of hospital bills and knowing that you could have lost your life because the Punk had the upper hand on you. Or even worse. You are dead as a door nail laying on the ground.

The SYG law also works in other situations where a person is in fear of his life or safety as well as the lives and safety of their family and friends. If you exercise your right under the SYG law and it turns out that you
were wrong in doing so, you go to prison. What is the question here about being legally able to take out an individual who means great harm to you?

All the SYG law does is provide you with immunity from prosecution when the SYG law is properly used.

25 states have SYG laws.

I guess some of you out there have no concern for your personal safety, your right to enjoy your life without having a thug come along to take from you what you have earned. If you'd rather wind up in a morgue or a rehabilitation center learning how to walk again, that is your choice. It is not my choice. Some of you would rather stand by while your wife is assaulted at gun point rather than be able to squelch the situation immediately.

I do not feel that a criminal with the intent to rob, harm or kill me has no rights at that point. I need my right to do what I feel is necessary to not become another crime statistic.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:53 AM
 
Location: east Orlando (Waterford Lakes)
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The truth hurts.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:25 AM
 
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There are far more stories of people who become everyday heroes due to SYG than those who are possibly guilty of abusing it.

Earlier this week a guy held a would be burglar at gunpoint until the police arrived. Last week a guy shot a punk who tried to rob him at an ATM. Almost every week there is a story about someone who used the law in the manner in which it was intended and prevented harm to themselves, others, or their property. Once or twice a year there's someone who tries to use the law as a shield to prevent them from being charged with a crime. It seems that the law helps more than it hurts.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Finally, home sweet home Orlando
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Originally Posted by spidac View Post
Florida needs to take a second look at this current law. The rest of the country thinks that Florida is a shoot-em up if you feel threatened state. A lot of people are scared out of there wits to even visit Florida now, if it is not a voting issue then America is waiting for the next weird story to come from this state.

Shooting death of black teen puts Florida law back under spotlight - Yahoo! News
The rest of the country really?? Even IF that's true who cares?? I don't think anyone who intends to VISIT Florida gives it even a second thought, not anyone with sensibilities that is..

Now, if they intend to come to do harm to someone or come here to commit crimes now they may think twice about it and I don't have any problem with that what-so-ever..
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