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I'm under the impression that most people don't have a problem with the stand your ground (statute?) but I don't see anyone opposing the people sitting at the capitol in Tallahassee that are trying to get rid of stand your ground, so now I am wondering if im off base. Gov Rick Scott said that he had no plans of getting rid of Stand your Ground today on the news. It occurred to me that anything is possible and if enough people jump on board they might actually be able to do away with SYG. I personally think Stand Your Ground is fine and need not be toyed with.
 

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No reason to oppose unreasonable people here in Florida. Our SYG law was already reviewed when the Zimmerman mess first occurred and was found to be good as is except for some minor stuff to clear up some wording. Those who do not live in a State where guns are not just tolerated, hidden and not mentioned in public, have no idea of how nice it is to live here in Florida. Here, those who oppose guns are the ones who have to keep their mouths shut in public, not the gun owners. We have billboards on our highways advertising gun stores and you can talk about guns with just about anyone you run into. Odds are that they or someone close to them owns a gun.

P.S. - Since this is a gun related forum you really do not need a poll to figure out the answer. :)
 

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In FL, we have folks speaking out like Col. Allen West (USA ret.)
However, he does not get the air time Jesse "I-still-get-paid-to-bicker" Jackson. The Rev Jesse gets 5 second sound bite on every channel. Col. Allen West gets Fox and blogs
I am just getting my feet wet with the issues y'all have dealt with, but I prefer Constitutional Carry over SYG... You probably do too.
 

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You have to understand that some of the people that advise the upper echelons of government are some of the most clueless and immoral people in the history of American government. Thus, the decisions they make and the information they put out often do not reflect either reality or public perception.

And, SYG laws are a state issue. In truth, there is nothing that the Federal Government can do about it other than *****, whine ,moan, groan, piss all over themselves and lament about how terrible it is to be able to not have to retreat.

Once you do understand the "entitlement" mentality that is so prevalent in government, and you realize what a bunch of buffoons we have running this country, it becomes painfully obvious how screwed up things really are. This question about SYG is nothing but proof of how stupid things continue to get.

Its not really about SYG laws. Its' about not having to take an ass whipping by a professional thug while you are carrying a gun. The tyrants don't like that. It scares them.
 

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No reason to oppose unreasonable people here in Florida. Our SYG law was already reviewed when the Zimmerman mess first occurred and was found to be good as is except for some minor stuff to clear up some wording. Those who do not live in a State where guns are not just tolerated, hidden and not mentioned in public, have no idea of how nice it is to live here in Florida. Here, those who oppose guns are the ones who have to keep their mouths shut in public, not the gun owners. We have billboards on our highways advertising gun stores and you can talk about guns with just about anyone you run into. Odds are that they or someone close to them owns a gun.


P.S. - Since this is a gun related forum you really do not need a poll to figure out the answer. :)

I love Florida, I was stationed down there for 3 1/2 years, a cop for 2 1/2 and my wife is from there. Other than bad drivers, sink holes and hurricanes its a great place to live.
 

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The pro self defense community needs to stop giving in to progressive anti gunners and stop reverberating their buzz term, "stand your ground". We need to discuss the common law history of "castle doctrine", and be more specific by using the term "(no) duty to retreat".

I'm boycotting SYG :smile:
 

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This reminds me of the "is the AR-15 protected by the Second Amendment" poll. Are we taking bets? What's the spread?

Personally, I think we should replace the term "Stand your Ground law" with "Shoot First and Ask Questions Later Preferably After Shooting Some More law." We can't argue past the thick skulls of the anti-gun types, so we might as well just tick 'em off and have some fun with it.
 
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"Duty to Retreat"????? really?
more like "Flee in Terror"
Yes, really.

Many states' laws word their castle doctrine so that it specifically extends outside the home to anywhere a person is legally allowed to be. In that place, a person has no duty to retreat.

I appreciate the attempt at humor, but this concept has been valuable in avoiding malicious prosecution.
 

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Texas has Castle Doctrine Laws and THANK GOD for them............
 

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What these do-gooders don't think about is that retreating may not be an option for some of us. In my case I am in congestive heart failure, so running away is out. I am also not going to try and duke it out with anybody. Just one of the reasons that I carry.
 

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"Stand your ground" was considered common sense, until the 1968 gun control law was passed, and numerous Libs went crazy and getting anti-gun laws passed in the 70's. Some people were really sleeping during that period. Now, they have to legislate "stand your ground" , just to get back "common sense".
 

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Im hard pressed to think of situation that ones life truly would be in danger short of an mass shooter where trying to retreat would not put the person in greater danger.
 

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I thought Florida convened a "Task Force" to analyze and study the Florida SYD Law, and IIRC they returned a "No Change Needed" verdict. Am I dreaming? Otherwise, the gnashing of teeth and pouting is merely that, a liberal morass of festering dumb-crap sounds bites leveraged by the MSM ididigits and spouted by Piers Morgan wanna-be's.

Having said that, Holder'll probably waste more money creating and improving on our current out of control victimology mentality.

They need to be taught the "Law of Three Stupids" rather than "Victim 101".
 

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I thought Florida convened a "Task Force" to analyze and study the Florida SYD Law, and IIRC they returned a "No Change Needed" verdict. Am I dreaming? Otherwise, the gnashing of teeth and pouting is merely that, a liberal morass of festering dumb-crap sounds bites leveraged by the MSM ididigits and spouted by Piers Morgan wanna-be's.

Having said that, Holder'll probably waste more money creating and improving on our current out of control victimology mentality.

They need to be taught the "Law of Three Stupids" rather than "Victim 101".
You're correct, the "Special" Task Force found it to be OK with no recommended changes. Just like the "Special" Prosecutor found it OK to bring a case which the jury did not agree with her. Now they want a "Special" investigation and case brought up the not only the DOJ, but the President personally.

Seems these people will just continue doing "Special" things until they get the outcome they want. Who are they going to go to next, the UN?
 

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Let me get this right! I feel my life, my wife and kids life, my dogs life are in danger were going to lay down, run away, hope for something else to happen???????. and I carry ? I DONT THINK SO
 

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I am a Florida resident and it is a good law. It has not been abused as the media pretends. In the few cases where it should not have been used as a defense the people were convicted and rightfully so. In any court case the facts are the facts, they fit a certain circumstance or they do not. I do like the portion of the law that give immunity from civil suit if you are sued later by the aggressor that you shot. People should have the right to defend themselves; government should not and has no right to take that away from the law abiding citizens of the state of Florida.
 
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