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Poll: Should the Florida Legislature repeal the Stand Your Ground law?
Miami Herald ^ | 25 March 2012 | David Simon

Posted on 03/31/2012 10:29:23 AM PDT by smokingfrog

Reader poll/web vote with barf-worthy opinion piece.

Opinion: Welcome to Florida. Beware of gunmen standing their ground

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; castlelaw; fl; florida; rkba; standyourground
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Current poll results are 67% "NO"

Total votes 3419

1 posted on 03/31/2012 10:29:37 AM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Yes 1130 33%

No 2328 67%

Total Votes: 3458


2 posted on 03/31/2012 10:34:40 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: smokingfrog
68% NO

BTTT!

3 posted on 03/31/2012 10:38:05 AM PDT by houeto
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To: smokingfrog

Yes 1130
32%
No 2359
68%
Total Votes: 3489


4 posted on 03/31/2012 10:38:13 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: Cicero
Should the Florida Legislature repeal the Stand Your Ground law?

Yes 1130
32%
No 2348
68%
Total Votes: 3478

It's a BS poll in a liberal paper but it is more than 2-1 in favor of the smart people.

5 posted on 03/31/2012 10:39:51 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: USS Alaska

In that case, look for the poll to be taken down due to “technical difficulties” or some such BS.


6 posted on 03/31/2012 10:42:27 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (God is dead - William Hamilton....William Hamilton is dead - God (And he means it))
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To: smokingfrog

Should the Florida Legislature repeal the Stand Your Ground law?

Yes 1130 32%
No 2399 68%
Total Votes: 3529


7 posted on 03/31/2012 10:44:56 AM PDT by miele man
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To: smokingfrog

Funny I’ve NEVER seen a Poll that asks...

Should the United States repeal the UNCONSTITUTIONAL 16th Amendment and abolish the income tax and IRS?

Course we wouldn’t want any knee jerk reactions.


8 posted on 03/31/2012 10:45:03 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: smokingfrog
All Stand Your Ground means is that you don't have to attempt to retreat before having legal justification to use deadly force in self-defense.

I'm not quite sure how George Zimmerman - flat on his back, with Martin on top of him bashing his head against the sidewalk - could have retreated. So Stand Your Ground has utterly no relevance here, but don't expect the liberal idiots who hate the concept of self-defense to grasp that concept.

They saw an opportunity to attack improvements in self-defense laws, such as Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground. And as the facts come out, those attacks are backfiring on them, as we see here. Most Americans understand the concept of self defense just fine, and don't want the U.S. to become like Britain. Which drives liberals nuts.

9 posted on 03/31/2012 10:46:15 AM PDT by dirtboy
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Bump.


10 posted on 03/31/2012 10:54:35 AM PDT by houeto
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To: smokingfrog
From the article: "provided they tell themselves they “reasonably” believe that in doing so they are responding to a potentially lethal threat."

The author's an idiot. The 'reasonably believe' standard is subject to review and is measured against a reasonable man standard. Individuals aren't protected by Stand Your Ground merely by telling themselves they 'reasonably' believe they are responding to a potentially lethal threat.

And the author may never have read the law, because the law also applied in the case of a threat of 'great bodily harm' not just a potential lethal threat. Those who write editorials should start first by reading and understanding the subject matter about which they write.

11 posted on 03/31/2012 11:00:25 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: dynachrome

ping


12 posted on 03/31/2012 11:05:17 AM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: All
Should the Florida Legislature repeal the Stand Your Ground law?

Yes 1134 31%
No 2524 69%
Total Votes: 3658

PLEASE Give this Idiot survey a healthy FReep!

13 posted on 03/31/2012 11:19:05 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
Florida FReeper/RKBA lists combo-ping.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

Florida Freeper


14 posted on 03/31/2012 11:30:22 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: smokingfrog

Current Results Are:

YES - 1133 Votes or 31%

NO - 2476 Votes or 69%

The MAJORITY IS SPEAKING IS ANYONE LISTENING?

Florida should change the law from Conceal Carry to Open Carry...

Criminals always are protected and the law abiding citizens are always at fault... Things need to be change.... The first thing everyone does is pull the race card.... When is everyone going to get over the history and live in the today?


15 posted on 03/31/2012 11:34:43 AM PDT by kas7351
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To: smokingfrog

No, in fact it should enact thug control laws.


16 posted on 03/31/2012 11:35:32 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: smokingfrog
This is fun anyone can play the poll game.

Poll: Since welfare fraud is rampant, should congress repeal the welfare laws?

17 posted on 03/31/2012 11:39:07 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: smokingfrog

FAIL ....


18 posted on 03/31/2012 11:40:34 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: unixfox
Good afternoon.

Funny I’ve NEVER seen a Poll that asks..." Should the United States repeal the { } 16th Amendment and abolish the income tax and IRS? "

I left out, "unconstitutional." from above. It isn't. Congress, the States, and Executive should repeal both the 16th & 17th amendments. Imho, it will give the country a chance to survive...it's that serious.

And no, you won't see a poll question like that.

5.56mm

19 posted on 03/31/2012 11:48:53 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: smokingfrog

Maybe it’s my lousy connection, but I can’t get the page to load...


20 posted on 03/31/2012 11:59:27 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Joe Brower

No. Clean up the languuage so it’s crystal clear that you cannot pursue and assert SYG. Moving the ground creates what we have right now. Crime watch slogan is eyes and ears, not legs and arms. We just got an email directive from our Crime Watch to never approach anyone. Watch, look and listen.


21 posted on 03/31/2012 12:10:05 PM PDT by floriduh voter ( Obamacare is to you as a can of RAID is to a bug. R A I D !)
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To: smokingfrog

I thought this comment underneath the article very good.

“What I hate about this story is that the death of this young man, Trayvon Martin, is being exploited to the greatest degree possible by virtually everyone, media and politicians, Jackson and Sharpton, the anit gun gang and the racists on both sides. It is though the truth doesn’t matter: that the spin will reveal the truth. It never has.”

“What is worse is that it is misrepresented by all reports. It is becomming a black vs white issue, a gun control vs gun owner issue, a rich vs poor issue. It is being exploited to devide the nation, red vs blue politicaly, south vs north socially, and casts anyone that has a gun as a nut.”

“The constitution was designed to apply to us all. Trayvon Martin, should have been protected by it, and his killer has the same rights. Just as I trust the government to fight our wars: I trust it to protect our rights. This means letting the investigation take it’s course. It did a great, if sometimes slow, job of that in previous times and I am confident it will again, if allowed to. “

“I’m not ready to surrender my rights because someone abuses them, or take away those of another because he appears to be a bad actor. That is what makes our country great. We don’t chop of heads or riot. We don’t cater to every mob or interest group. We protect the right of every citizen to a day in court. If we think an injustice exists, we insist on a trial or appeal. We are better than all of this noise suggests. If not, we will all pay the price, not just the shooter or Trayvon Martin.”


22 posted on 03/31/2012 12:11:39 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: smokingfrog

23 posted on 03/31/2012 12:11:39 PM PDT by tomkat ( FU baraq !)
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To: floriduh voter

Self defense is in the eye of the asserter.


24 posted on 03/31/2012 12:12:07 PM PDT by floriduh voter ( Obamacare is to you as a can of RAID is to a bug. R A I D !)
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To: smokingfrog

The Liberal Miami Herald is seeking to find more positive votes to their poll question, at this particular time, banking on the ignorance of many people that the current death of a young blak man has something to do with this law; which it doesn’t.


25 posted on 03/31/2012 12:43:17 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: smokingfrog

70% - No


26 posted on 03/31/2012 12:45:51 PM PDT by bgill
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To: smokingfrog

And replace with what?
Stand and get mugged, robbed, raped or assaulted?


27 posted on 03/31/2012 12:56:13 PM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: floriduh voter
-- We just got an email directive from our Crime Watch to never approach anyone. Watch, look and listen. --

Did the directive instruct you to remain stationary? I understand never approach, my question is whether your agreement allows you to relocate yourself to maintain visual contact with a person you find suspicious.

28 posted on 03/31/2012 1:00:00 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: smokingfrog; Joe Brower
Should the Florida Legislature repeal the Stand Your Ground law?

Yes
1141
29%

No
2730
71%

Total Votes: 3,871

29 posted on 03/31/2012 1:04:58 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: smokingfrog
NRA ready to stand its ground over Stand Your Ground WEB VOTE Should the Florida Legislature repeal the Stand Your Ground law?

Yes 1143 29%

No 2804 71%

Total Votes: 3947

30 posted on 03/31/2012 2:33:39 PM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: smokingfrog; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ..
Thanks to BigHeadFred for the ping! 70% no, keep it going!

FREEP THIS POLL ***PING!*** FRmail me if you want to be added or removed from the Fearless Poll-Freeping Freepers Ping list. And be sure to ping me to any polls that need Freepin', if I miss them. (looks like a medium volume list) (gordongekko909, founder of the pinglist, stays on the list until his ghost signs up for the list)

31 posted on 03/31/2012 2:51:00 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: smokingfrog

Bump.


32 posted on 03/31/2012 3:03:01 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: dynachrome

71%—NO


33 posted on 03/31/2012 3:18:25 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: smokingfrog

Should the Florida Legislature repeal the Stand Your Ground law?
Yes 1143
29%
No 2846
71%
Total Votes: 3989

These freaks of nature are both asses and idiots.

For me... If I think I am about to die, I WILL DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO ELIMINATE THE THREAT, regardless of any law these morons come up with, period.


34 posted on 03/31/2012 3:42:11 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Cboldt
Yeah, but I'm not overly suspicious and I've never been arrested for beating up a cop and sent to anger mgmt class. In townhouses, the best way to surveil is to go to somebody's townhouse and watch the pkg lot from a second floor window. It's a lot easy to surveil from the second floor. I guess it never occurred to George Z. that he could have a better vantage point from a 2nd floor.

George Z. said "they always get away." I don't call anyone "they".

35 posted on 03/31/2012 4:38:45 PM PDT by floriduh voter ( Obamacare is to you as a can of RAID is to a bug. R A I D !)
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To: floriduh voter

You are the last person in the world I would want on my neighborhood watch. Can’t trust you or anything you say.


36 posted on 03/31/2012 4:44:16 PM PDT by beandog (Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand)
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To: beandog

An email went out to everyone who lives here. Somebody siphoned a gas tank. I”m not on a neighborhood watch but our President doesn’t want any of us to get shot cuz we do a lot of walking around here with and without pets.


37 posted on 03/31/2012 4:47:01 PM PDT by floriduh voter ( Obamacare is to you as a can of RAID is to a bug. R A I D !)
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To: Cicero; smokingfrog

72% No. Freepers, please do your duty to vote this poll to the ground, VOTE & VOTE!!!


38 posted on 03/31/2012 5:08:42 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: beandog; floriduh voter

This happen close to my neigborhood could happen in yours too. The Herald white-washing by NOT mention whether WHITIES or black, except for mention a “White Car”!!!...>>>...

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/30/2723976/several-shot-outside-funeral-home.html


39 posted on 03/31/2012 5:22:47 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: smokingfrog

NO 72%


40 posted on 03/31/2012 5:22:47 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: beandog; floriduh voter

This happen close to my neigborhood could happen in yours too. The Herald white-washing by NOT mention whether WHITIES or black, except for mention a “White Car”!!!...>>>...

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/30/2723976/several-shot-outside-funeral-home.html


41 posted on 03/31/2012 5:23:02 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: smokingfrog
Yes 1145 ….. 28%

No 2891 ….. 72%

Total Votes: 4036

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42 posted on 03/31/2012 5:23:12 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: danamco

I’m for good descriptions of alleged suspects.


43 posted on 03/31/2012 6:26:19 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Trayvon Martin was shot dead no matter what side you say you are on.)
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To: dynachrome

Freeped.

28% look like they don’t think.


44 posted on 03/31/2012 8:11:20 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: smokingfrog
Yes 1146 28%
No 2935 72%
Total Votes: 4081
45 posted on 03/31/2012 9:08:33 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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Well done FReepers!


46 posted on 03/31/2012 9:31:11 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Yes 1147
28%
No 2942
72%
Total Votes: 4089


47 posted on 03/31/2012 11:06:29 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: unixfox
Should the United States repeal the UNCONSTITUTIONAL 16th Amendment and abolish the income tax and IRS?

How can an amendment be unconstitutional? Unless, as some say, it was never properly passed, in which case it IS unconstitional but ISN'T an amendment.

48 posted on 03/31/2012 11:35:11 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Scoutmaster
Those who write editorials should start first by reading and understanding the subject matter about which they write.

Well, at least if they want to tell the truth. This guy's a lib so all that would be extraneous effort.

49 posted on 03/31/2012 11:37:06 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: smokingfrog

Yes 1147 28%
No 2946 72%
Total Votes: 4093


50 posted on 03/31/2012 11:56:03 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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