Wednesday, April 06, 2005

 

Fuckin' A

Great news from the Sunshine State

In the UK as we all know, the law exists to protect criminals. Pity the unlucky householder who inadvertently injures a burglar instead of heeding Government advice to hide in the bathroom.

In Florida, it's different

Governor Jeb Bush has signalled his intention to sign into statute the 'Stand Your Ground Bill', which allows members of the public to "meet force with force, including deadly force and defend themselves without fear of prosecution".

Mr Bush, the President's brother, described the Bill, which has been backed by the National Rifle Association and was yesterday passed 94-20 by the Florida House of Representatives, as "a good, commonsense, anti-crime issue".


More here. Some wet-dicks understandably have problems with this, however

"But critics warned that it would trigger an escalation in gun crime in the state, and engender a 'shoot-first, ask-questions-later culture"

They never learn, do they - the more you nationalise crime fighting, the worse the crime rate! I would bet that the crime rate in Florida will fall as a direct result of this bill.

It's things like this that remind me why I moved here.


God Bless the USA
Comments:
Now I know you right-wingers love to say that guy ownership reduces crime rates, but dare I say you do some research of the following: Examine murder rates in your homeland, say London. Then look at large U.S. cities, say Chicago and New York. The data certainly implies that gun ownership is doing nothing but increasing murder rates. But nice thought though!!!

-Lefty
 
Replace the word "guy" with "gun" in the previous comment, then it might make some sense.

-Lefty
 
Check out this report from the BBC. The total ban on handguns in the UK doesn't seem to be slowing these guys down much!
 
So by your reasoning if we give all members of Nottingham guns, then their problems will be solved.

So then why are there so many damn murders in Texas where I think even children carry weapons?
 
My point is a simple one. If you are a law-abiding citizen, and feel that you are at risk of violence, nobody in Government should be able to deny you the right to protect yourself with whatever means you feel comfortable.

So in Florida, if you're happy to be assaulted and let the criminals get away with it, that's your business.

If you prefer to resist, and shoot your assailant, the government seems to be saying they are also cool with that.

It's got nothing to do with giving citizens guns. It's to do with the Government not interfering with every law-abiding citizen's right to defend themselves.
 
Now that I can agree with.
 
You know - after the Terri Shaivo thing, and the Elian Gonzales thing, and the 2000 erection... I had pretty much come to the conclusion that we should not allow the folks in Florida to own scissors, much less get anywhere near a gun.

I still think we should give Florida back to the Cubans :)
 
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