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Old April 10, 2005, 06:35 PM   #1
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Old April 10, 2005, 06:48 PM   #2
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Old April 10, 2005, 06:55 PM   #3
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Old April 10, 2005, 07:54 PM   #4
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Old April 10, 2005, 08:28 PM   #5
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This bill just makes sense. Why shouldnt people that are attacked be able to defend themselves? This bill does not allow people to go around provoking fights, only to defend when attacked. If you can do it in your home, why shouldnt you be able to do it wherever you go?
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Old April 10, 2005, 08:39 PM   #6
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The sad thing is a legislative bill had to pass to allow people to do what they already should have a right to do.

At least Florida is in the process of restoring rights rather than taking them away.
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Old April 10, 2005, 09:08 PM   #7
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I don't really see how it helps, I mean with or without the bill, if you felt your life was in danger you had the right to shoot? Am I right?
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Old April 10, 2005, 10:47 PM   #8
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Yes but the laws protect you from prosecution and civil suit from the BG and his family etc, that's where its value is. Not to mention without the duty to retreat, I assume one no longer needs to cower in the face of danger in their home or car.
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Old April 11, 2005, 09:24 AM   #9
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OOOORRRAAAHHHH!!!!! Like Bush says it's common sense.
The Dems in NY. would dirty themselves if anyone proposed that.
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Old April 11, 2005, 12:51 PM   #10
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Old April 11, 2005, 01:05 PM   #11
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"I'm sorry people, but if I'm attacked I shouldn't have a duty to retreat," said the bill's sponsor, Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala. "That's a good way to get shot in the back."
Makes sense to me.
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Old April 11, 2005, 02:00 PM   #12
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Before you guys all pack up and move down here...

Don't forget what happened last summer with 4 freaking hurricanes, the mosquitos big enough to swat you back, and humidity so thick you need a machete to cut through.

On the other hand, no state income tax is a MAJOR plus. Good luck trying to find something in the Miami area though. Housing prices are flat out rediculous!
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Old April 11, 2005, 02:30 PM   #13
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Have you guys read the language of the bill? A person will still need to convince a jury they acted reasonably. Bills are nice, jury instructions are what matters.
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Old April 11, 2005, 02:35 PM   #14
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I bought my guns after the hurricanes. No phone, no electric, no cops, no security. You're on your own.
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Old April 11, 2005, 02:35 PM   #15
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Have you guys read the language of the bill? A person will still need to convince a jury they acted reasonably. Bills are nice, jury instructions are what matters.
You are absolutely right, and I don't think be that hard to prove its unreasonable to defend yourself when a person pulls a gun/knife on you wherever you are.

Then again, a jury did acquit OJ...
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Old April 11, 2005, 02:47 PM   #16
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In America, you are innocent until you are bankrupt.

Florida is a cool place to live. Although there is a high crime rate - there are a lot of beach babes there - which makes the hurricanes almost tolerable.

Enjoy your new law Floridians!!
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Old April 11, 2005, 03:13 PM   #17
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Darn, I forgot to mention the beach babes!!! Miami has a lot of super hotties. Your chances are better than average too as many of the buff beach bums are homos! .

As for Jkwas... you should have bought the guns before the hurricane. It could have been too late for you if things got really bad. I remember right after Hurrican Andrew, the freaking looters in the Cutler Ridge area were out in force before anyone else. Firearms are also handy for the jackasses that price gouge on stuff since they are in high demand. It is amazing how catastrophic events bring out the best in many poeple but bring out the worst in some. :barf:
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Old April 11, 2005, 03:38 PM   #18
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Yeah, well I had the shotgun for the hurricanes, but I felt that a pistol would be quicker to put into action, and easier to carry around, especially in the car.
we had looters in our subdivision as well. Kind of shook us up.
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Old April 11, 2005, 05:58 PM   #19
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Old April 11, 2005, 06:31 PM   #20
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Old April 11, 2005, 06:50 PM   #21
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Old April 11, 2005, 10:06 PM   #22
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hell florida, bout time ya'll get with the program.


and btw our mosquitoes are bigger than yours,our humidity is thicker than yours too. i live smack dab on the gulf so ya'll can win the hurricane title
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Old April 12, 2005, 05:12 PM   #23
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Hey 9mmSnoopy,

This isn't a friggin contest. If I could pack up and send you our mosquito and humidity, I'd gladly let you have first place. You guys have state income taxes so the advantage goes to Florida.
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Old April 12, 2005, 05:50 PM   #24
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Hmm, now if 9mmsnoopy is in the Houston area (where I'm originally from), and Houston is in Texas (last I checked it still is), and they haven't changed anything since I left back in '99 (and they haven't), then no, Texas still doesn't have a state income tax.

http://www.taxesindepth.com/state-taxes-Texas.html
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Old April 12, 2005, 08:35 PM   #25
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we have NO state income tax in Texas........ YET
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