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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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