Saturday, January 15, 2011

This is the wrong direction, Florida

Signs like this are posted along I-75 and I-95 in Florida.

It has been 5 years since the “stand your ground” law (nicknamed the “shoot first law") was passed in Florida. This law allows Floridians, when they feel threatened, to shoot anyone they feel is a threat to them, even if that person is running away from them. Gun homicides have increased in Florida since this law was passed.

Now the gun lobbyists in Florida are taking this one step further. Lawmakers in Florida have filed 3 bills so more people have the right to carry guns, and they can even carry them in the open. Let's see, extremely loose gun laws, including opening carrying a gun, even on university campuses. Surely this is madness!

I’m certain gun violence in Florida will increase if this should come to pass, but at least we will be able to see who is wearing a Glock on their holster.

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