Monday, April 11, 2005

Now this is a welcome development

Along the lines of "An armed society is a polite society", Florida has recently enacted a "stand your ground" self defense law. No longer are you required by law to try and retreat before defending yourself against those with ill intent. You may now simply plug the ner-do-well if you feel your life is in immediate jeopardy.

"This is about meeting force with force," said House sponsor Republican state Rep. Dennis Baxley of Ocala. "If I'm attacked, I should not have to retreat."

Amen, brother.

Of course, the leftist tools, otherwise known as DemocrapsDemocrats, are in Full Whine Mode:

"For a House that talks about the culture of life it's ironic that we would be devaluing life in this bill," said Democratic state Rep. Dan Gelber of Miami Beach. "That's exactly what we're doing."

No Dan, what you're doing is telling the law abiding citizens of Florida that their lives and continued well-being is more important than the lives and continued well-being of those who would prey on them.

Critics say the measure could lead to racially motivated killings and promote deadly escalations of arguments.


It's not about race, it's about protecting yourself from the bad guys. Despite what you Liberal Loonies think, the entire world doesn't see through race-colored glasses.

"All this bill will do is sell more guns and possibly turn Florida into the OK Corral," said Democratic state Rep. Irv Slosberg of Boca Raton

Sorry, Irv, but selling more guns (especially if they're made by American manufacturers), is a Universal Good Thing. We're keeping the gun store operators (usually small independent businessmen, BTW) in business, the manufacturers manufacturing, the ammo manufacturers manufacturing, all the raw material suppliers supplying, and the shooting range owners (also small independent businessmen) busy. It's a big win for the economy, as I see it.

And Florida isn't in any danger of turning into a corral, OK or otherwise. Too many horse's asses, not enough horses.

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