The Battle for Self-Defense
The state of
Florida Governor Rick Scott established a "task force" to look at the state's Stand Your Ground law in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting, even though all the facts of the case are not yet known.
The anti-gun voices within the taskforce are certain to call at least for a repeal of the Stand Your Ground law, the Castle Doctrine law, and maybe even the state’s concealed carry law.
Billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg of
The time to fight back is now, and the place is
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Petition to Florida Governor Rick Scott
WHEREAS anti-gun New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has called for a repeal of
WHEREAS the New York Times – always willing to jump on anti-gun causes – has demanded that the
WHEREAS anti-gun zealots would take us back to the “bad ol’ days” in 2003 -- when a 78 year-old man was taken through the wringer by the legal system because he shot a man breaking into his trailer – and a 71 year-old-man was almost destroyed by the legal system because he used a gun to defend his 63 year-old friend against thugs who were trying to rob him;
WHEREAS in the four years for which we have statistics since the Stand Your Ground law was passed in
WHEREAS this is faster than the national average;
WHEREAS this means that many – perhaps hundreds – of Floridians are alive today because criminals have had to pause before robbing or killing them;
WHEREAS in most cases, criminals have had to pause not because a victim pulled a gun, but because the killer didn’t know whether or not the victim had a gun;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we call upon Florida Governor Scott to reject efforts to repeal