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Strengthen self-defense law, gun rights advocates tell panel(FL) ^ | 17 October, 2012 | AP

Posted on 10/17/2012 7:30:06 AM PDT by marktwain


Gun rights advocates Tuesday told a task force reviewing Florida's "stand your ground" law that the statute needs to be revised to take the burden off defendants trying to prove their use of force was justified.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; fl; immunity
This is essentially asking to update the innocent until proven guilty doctrine. If an individual has to spend $20,000 dollars to prove his innocence, he has already been severely punished.
1 posted on 10/17/2012 7:30:12 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Will somebody please take Romney to the range for 30 minutes?!?!

Needs to understand:
Full Auto’s are NOT illegal
ONLY Full Auto’s are true “assault weapons”
The Semi-Auto’s once covered by the ban, were only covered because they “looked bad”.

Needs to fire:
A shotgun
A revolver
A semi-auto pistol
A semi-auto rifle
A full auto weapon

It would help if he understood that background checks will never be able to flag the mentally ill, as long as liberals keep protecting them in the mainstream of society.

2 posted on 10/17/2012 7:53:25 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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3 posted on 10/17/2012 7:56:45 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: G Larry

He should have made a campaign stop at Knob Creek last week!\
Rand Paul did two years ago.

4 posted on 10/17/2012 8:37:12 AM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: G Larry
Full Auto’s are NOT illegal

Well, I tried to buy a full automatic and could not do so. They're illegal and difficult to obtain for mostAmericans, so Romney was not incorrect from the standpoint of most Americans. Although law enforcement can obtain and use them.

Obama stated that individuals should not have access to military type weapons; I disagree with him on that. There was a Supreme court ruling many many years ago that sawed off shotguns could be banned, because they were not traditional military weapons, and allowing citizens to have weapons more harmful than the military could be prohibited. The implication of that is that if the military uses sawed-off shotguns, then the citizenry could also have and use them.

5 posted on 10/17/2012 11:37:19 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: Real Cynic No More

Oh, fer cryin out loud!

Really, here on FR, we still have folks this clueless?

Get a Class III, FFL and go buy your damn Full-Auto!

I didn’t say you could walk in off of the street and buy one, I said they weren’t illegal.

Did you bother to look at the video in Post #4?

There’s a few Full Auto’s employed there.....

6 posted on 10/17/2012 3:31:09 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: G Larry
I love your tagline!

Junping through the required hoops (and paying the money) to acquire a Class III, FFL in order to own a full auto/exotic weapon essentially does make them essentially “illegal” for most citizens.
You are absolutely correct that “technically” they are potentially legal to own.
But only for certain people, who would allow the level of potential 24/7 government intrusion into their lives and homes that most citizens recoil in horror over, rather than accept.

Many years ago I looked into acquiring a Class III.
After reading through all the fine print, I decided it wasn't worth the effort for the “toy” I wanted to acquire.

So are they legal?
Yes, but...

7 posted on 10/17/2012 5:17:16 PM PDT by sarasmom
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