Friday, February 11, 2005

FL Bill to empower citizens has support

The News-Press: Local & State - NRA-backed deadly force bill gets support in Senate If an intruder is in my home, what am I supposed to think but that they intend harm? But the courts have sided with the criminal. This changes things.
The National Rifle Association-backed bill establishes a legal presumption a home intruder is there to do bodily harm. Any use of deadly force by a homeowner is then justified by definition. The same presumption applies to someone who forcibly enters a car.
Don't think I would shoot someone running away, but otherwise I have no trouble with the thought of defending myself. [hat tip: KABA]

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