GUN What do you all think of the new Florida gun law?

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  1. michael

    michael FLORIDA > *

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    You are now allowed to fire in a public place, without first trying to escape, if you feel that you are at risk of great bodily harm. The law used to only apply to your home and car, but now if you're in a parking lot, store, etc..and you feel that someone is posing a great risk to you, you are allowed to shoot to kill without the fear of prosecution.

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    Hah, i knew you guys would like that part
     
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    "Duty to retreat" is BS as a concept anyway.
     
  5. Vermincelli

    Vermincelli Banned

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    I think it's about time that Florida catches up with the majority of other CCW states that already have this on the books.
     
  6. michael

    michael FLORIDA > *

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    I'm pretty sure that florida is the first state to have this law...
     
  7. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    You're wrong. New Mexico (where I live) has never had a retreat requirement. Many states don't give the legal advantage to the assailant.
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    Well the article makes it seem like this is a brand new, break through law that doesnt exist anywhere else
     
  9. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    That's because anti-gun people want everything sensible to sound outrageous and crazy.

     
  10. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    This should be EVERYWHERE. When I'm someplace rightfully and legally, there is no reason why I should be required to run away when faced with a criminal. HE is the one who is wrong, and HE is the one violating MY rights.

    And anyway, this doesn't really change much in Florida. People who would shoot in self-defense will shoot anyway. People who would run away will run away anyway. The only thing that changes is that people who don't run away don't have to worry about being prosecuted for rightfully defending themselves.
     
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    Colorado doesn't have a retreat requirement either for CCW holders. You do have to be threatened with lethal harm.
     
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    Florida actually had created a law requiring it's citizens to retreat and that law has been repealed. Most of the other CCW states don't even have laws requiring retreat so it's not even an issue.
     
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    I haven't looked at FL's new law but only seen some of the articles about it and from what I've read it seems to be less restrictive on when you can pull your weapon. Such as you can pull your weapon anytime you feel threatened. The other person doesn't even have to have a weapon.

    There are still plenty of states with laws where you can get screwed over if you use your weapon in self-defense.
     
  14. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    In most places the assailant doesn't need to have a weapon. The main requirement is that you need to have a reasonable belief that your life is in danger, or to stop the commission of a felony.

    If you're 6'7", 320 lbs, and build like a rock, and you shoot an unarmed woman, you're going to have trouble convincing anybody that you reasonably felt your life was in danger. But if you're a 5'2", 95lb woman being attacked by an unarmed 200lb man, you'd be totally entitled to shoot in self-defense. It's all about REASONABLE BELIEF, and all about circumstances.
     
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    do you know if washington does?
     
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    NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER!!! :cool:
     
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    I will have to dig through their laws to make sure but I don't think they do
     
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    it's about the preception of safety.
     
  19. oakie

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    retreat is not specified.

    but according to RCW 9A.16.110, if you are tried for homicide/manslaughter in a self defense case and are found not guilty, the state must reimburse you for all related legal fees, as long as the total of fees are reasonable.
     
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    NV has no retreat requirement either.

    It's always advised by CCW instructors, but is not present in law. You can't just shoot for any reason though. You must feel a threat to your well being.
     
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    duty to retreat is the biggest bullshit law ever.
     
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