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September 30, 2005

Britons alarmed to find Floridians are allowed to shoot back

From the Scotsman...

IT IS Britain's most popular transatlantic holiday destination, attracting more than 1.5 million visitors a year with its sun-drenched beaches, theme parks and wildlife.

But Florida's £30 billion tourism industry is under threat from a campaign launched by a gun-control group which warns visitors they could be killed.

A series of alarming adverts, to be placed in British newspapers, warns potential tourists about a new law allowing gun owners to shoot anyone they believe threatens their safety.

It means thousands of British families who travel to the Sunshine State are now caught up in the ongoing political row over gun control in the United States.

The Florida law, supported by the National Rifle Association, was approved by the state legislature in April....

Previously, gun owners could only use their weapons if they first attempted to withdraw and avoid a confrontation, and were permitted to shoot threatening individuals only inside their home or property.

Now they can use "deadly force" if they "reasonably believe" that firing their gun is necessary to prevent a crime or serious injury. The law also effectively prevents civil legal action by victims of such shootings.

How terribly uncivilized. Don't those Floridians understand that it's their duty to stoically submit to the ravages of any molester until the police can finish their doughnuts and wander by to see what's the fuss? Imagine actually defending yourself.

Maybe Florida should make a sign at the airports that says:

British thugs please note: Unlike “Merry Ole”
England, our citizens are allowed to shoot back.

The other 99% of Britishers visiting Florida need not worry, since it doesn't apply to them.

Posted by Danny Carlton at September 30, 2005 05:47 AM

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Florida Ghoul State passed that law the week Terri was murdered. Too bad the Schindlers didn't pickup a 12 gauge and walk Terri out of the death factory, Woodisde Hospice. Mr. Carlton, do you realize how corrupt Flordia state is? You blame that one Ghoul Judge? The whole state is in on it, the lawmakers that passed the law are all connected to the attorney Felos, Hubby Schiavo and Woodside Suncoast Hospice by financial means. I have never seen so much corruption and collusion outside of the Gotti Crime family. Even with the laws they passed while she was fighting for her life, still do not legally cover what that freaking state did to her. Murdered her in broad daylight. How Jeb Bush can face the public leaves me dumbfounded. Where is the Justice. None in Florida State unless your are an illegal or deathrow inmate or politican. It still makes my blood boil.

Posted by: SherlockRWBShoes at October 2, 2005 11:45 AM

You know Mr. Carlton, you should read up on the cops in florida state. They don't do squat to protect their community. There are more crooks on the force than there are on the street. That was told to me by a Sheriff in Florida that has been on the beat for 32 years that was arrested trying to actually "UPHOLD" the LAW and save Terri Schiavo. They shoot black kids in the back and get cleared, beat up their girlfriends, stalk them. Child molestors and murderers have free run of the state and the kiddie gartens. They make me sick. Charlie Crist is running for Governor, and Everette Rice (hired MS to work in his jail before he left to be the law maker that made that law to kill Terri) is running for Attorney General. That is a (((((((((((JOKE)))))))). I wish I never heard the name Terri Schiavo. I have not been the same since it happened. This is AMERICA, dang it, NOT a THIRD WORLD COUNTRY with dictators and thugs running the people. But look what happened to Terri, and NO, it doesn't HAPPEN in other states. PERIOD.

Grrrrrrrrrrr......They are crazy down there and should be locked up. Their FBI must have chair sores on their bun, they do NOTHING.

Posted by: SherlockRWBShoes at October 2, 2005 12:04 PM

British thugs please note: Unlike “Merry Ole”
England, our citizens are allowed to shoot back.


Posted by: SherlockRWBShoes at October 2, 2005 12:13 PM

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