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Task Force recommends keeping 'Stand Your Ground' law
BayNews9 ^ | Friday, February 22, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 02/22/2013 10:45:29 AM PST by rarestia

The Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection released its final report on the controversial "Stand Your Ground" law -- and it recommends that it should not be overturned.

The Task Force delivered their final report Friday morning to the Office of the Florida Senate President, Office of the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and the Executive Office of the Governor.

"The Task Force concurs with the core belief that all persons, regardless of citizenship status, have a right to feel safe and secure in our state. To that end, all persons who are conducting themselves in a lawful manner have a fundamental right to stand their ground and defend themselves from attack with proportionate force in every place they have a lawful right to be."

“I want to commend the 19 members of the Citizen Safety Task Force and Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll for their thorough and thoughtful consideration of Florida Statute 776. This diverse Task Force listened to the people of Florida and provided a platform for different viewpoints to be shared on the important issue of citizen safety. I met with Trayvon Martin’s parents and our hearts go out to the entire family for their loss, especially as we approach the anniversary of his death. We look forward to reviewing this final report as we approach the beginning of the legislative session,” said Governor Rick Scott said.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; florida; guncontrol; secondamendment; skittles; standyourground; trayvon; zimmerman
Kabuki theater to appease the leftists. Very happy for this outcome.
1 posted on 02/22/2013 10:45:32 AM PST by rarestia
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...all persons, regardless of citizenship status, have a right to feel safe and secure in our state. To that end, all persons who are conducting themselves in a lawful manner have a fundamental right to stand their ground and defend themselves from attack...

It's scary something this obvious was debated... What's the alternative? That we lay on the ground quietly and allow a thug to beat us to death?

2 posted on 02/22/2013 11:12:22 AM PST by GOPJ (To be free is to own one's risk - Jonathan Levy)
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:: That we lay on the ground quietly and allow a thug to beat us to death? ::

No, unless you are being beaten by a black youth in a hoodie that is high on “purple drank”.


3 posted on 02/22/2013 11:15:15 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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If Florida did away w Stand Your Ground because the GOP caved in to Black Ku Klux Klan Racists.....they will never win meaningful election in this state ever again

Now its time for Gov Scott and AG Dark Meat Blondi to call off their Jackboot Nazi friend Angela Corey and drop all charges against George Zimmerman. I do not vote for any politician who supports Al Sharpton in any way


4 posted on 02/22/2013 11:22:55 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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