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Task Force concludes ‘Stand Your Ground’ is good law
BizPac Review ^ | 22 FEB 2013 | Staff

Posted on 02/23/2013 8:35:54 AM PST by Old Sarge

For the past 10 months, the 19-member Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection has been reviewing Florida Statute 776, also known as the “stand your ground” law, which defines justifiable use of force. On Friday, the task force released its final report, concluding that the law is good and should not be overturned.

The Task Force, led by Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, held public meetings in Tallahassee, Longwood, Arcadia, West Palm Beach, Cutler Bay, Jacksonville and Pensacola. Aided by thousands of comments from the public and from law enforcement experts, the panel concluded that Floridians have the right to defend themselves, the right to stand their ground when attacked, and the right to protect themselves and their families from violence.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; fl; florida; guncontrol; secondamendment; zimmerman
The Money Shot:

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.

1 posted on 02/23/2013 8:36:00 AM PST by Old Sarge
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To: MinuteGal; POWERSBOOTHEFAN; JZoback

A Florida PING!


2 posted on 02/23/2013 8:39:19 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge

I didn’t expect this result.

I expected a cave.

This is absolutely outstanding.

I hope for a similar result for Zimmerman, liberal though he may be.

No man deserves what has been done to him.


3 posted on 02/23/2013 8:46:29 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Old Sarge

bttt


4 posted on 02/23/2013 9:01:30 AM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: Old Sarge

It is known in biology and in Theology as the “Natural Law” wherein even animals defend themselves, their young and herd etc.
Well, DUHHHHH
It`s high school biology, you morons!


5 posted on 02/23/2013 9:10:46 AM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Marchione.)
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To: Old Sarge

I am thankful for this result but it is completely ridiculous that we need to be discussing this at all. We need to cast a suspicious and discerning eye on those who would want to argue against a person’s right to defend themselves from anyone or anything. Then we need to neutralize them.


6 posted on 02/23/2013 9:40:38 AM PST by ez (Laws only apply to little people. Criminals, politicians, and newsies are exempt.)
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To: Old Sarge

Just because a person may, after weighing all viable options, choose to retreat from an attack, does not in any way diminish his right to stand their ground and defend themselves.

Indeed, a person should prefer to be as peaceful as possible, but liberals being liberals will always insist that preferences must be turned into requirements by use of government. But one size never fits all situations, except where unicorns traverse rainbows from one pot of gold to the other while passing Skittles and Iced Tea.


7 posted on 02/23/2013 10:25:43 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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...Floridians have the right to defend themselves, the right to stand their ground when attacked, and the right to protect themselves and their families from violence.

This philosophy needs to be applied nationwide, including to kids in school who punch the bully when the need arises.

8 posted on 02/23/2013 12:14:56 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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