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    Stand Your Ground Reform Introduced in Florida

    Neil Combee, a Republican from Florida House District 39, has introduced a bill to reform the current Florida law on self defense.

    Currently, the law allows for people who face an aggressor to be prosecuted if they display their weapon or fire a warning shot without hitting anyone.

    Criminals whose crimes were stopped, could call the police and claim they were assaulted.

    From victim surveys it is clear that the most common defensive use of a firearm is to display it to show an aggressor that the potential victim is armed, which in most cases defuses the situation. The reform proposed follows the Arizona defensive display law passed in 2009, which allows people to show aggressors that they are armed, without legal peril. The proposed Florida law goes one step further and allows warning shots to be fired.

    Some have argued that if it had been legal for George Zimmerman to show Trayvon Marten that he was armed, that the physical altercation could have been prevented and the Florida teenager might be alive today.

    Another provision of the reform bill is to allow some teachers to be armed for the protection of children, once they have received training. The reform grants significant power to principles and school administrators to determine how the firearms would be kept on school property, and what teachers would be allowed to be armed.

    Senator Alan Hays is expected to file a Senate version of the bill.

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    It is not a big step from defensive display to open carry

    If you acknowledge the utility of defensive display of a weapon, then open carry of the weapon is simply a continuous defensive display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccwinstructor View Post
    If you acknowledge the utility of defensive display of a weapon, then open carry of the weapon is simply a continuous defensive display.
    yeah but OC is scary. Just look at what happened to Oklahoma last year after OC legalization. It turned into a war zone/wild wild west/mad max dystopia.
    “If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind? ” -Bastiat

    I don't "need" to openly carry a handgun or own an "assault weapon" any more than Rosa Parks needed a seat on the bus.

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    Let just some teachers carry? How about removing the K-12 restriction entirely for CCW holders? Utah does and their schools aren't warzones.
    Last edited by randian; 03-04-2013 at 01:45 PM.

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