Don't Worry, Mickey Mouse Ain't Packing

Monday, October 03, 2005

I must mention three spectacular items as a result of this weekend. The Tampa Bay Bucs are 4-0. The Florida State Seminoles are 4-0. And since Saturday Floridians have been able to use deadly force on murderers attempting to harm their families without first trying to run away.

Naturally, Brady Campaign is flipping out and doing its best to deliver a serious blow to our tourism industry with these misleading and unfair campaigns warning you of "nervous" and "frightened" residents.

As an owner of three handguns I can proudly say I've yet to blow anyone's brains out. Maybe it's because tourists have been following the advice of Brady Campaign by avoiding confrontations with me.

Or perhaps it's because I'm not a total f-ing idiot.

It goes without saying Brady Campaign has been down-right lying about the legal aspects of the "meet force with force" law now in effect. From the shameful propaganda front, (my emphasis in bold):

The new Florida Shoot First law eliminates the duty to retreat and allows a person not engaged in unlawful activity who is attacked in a public place to "stand his or her ground" and use deadly force if "he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or to another person or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony."
Attacked in a public place, huh? Well if we take a look at the actual law which I encourage you to read for yourself lest the family trip to Disney World becomes doubtful, you'll see the truth is far from what Brady Campaign states:
776.013, F.S.; An act relating to the protection of persons and property; creating s. 776.013, F.S.; authorizing a person to use force, including deadly force, against an intruder or attacker in a dwelling, residence, or vehicle under specified circumstances; creating a presumption that a reasonable fear of death or great bodily harm ecists under certain circumstances;
It's unfortunate, I know, but the law doesn't extend to O.K. Corral-style gunfights outside the "It's a Small World" ride at Disney World. Sadly, we gunslingers cannot be jabbing our barrels at view-blocking spectators at the Kennedy Space Center or from the nosebleed seats at a Bucs or Seminoles game.