Saturday, October 01, 2005

Florida tourists warned that locals could shoot them

IT IS Britain's most popular transatlantic holiday destination, attracting more than 1.5 million visitors a year with its sun-drenched beaches, theme parks and wildlife.
But Florida's 30 billion tourism industry is under threat from a campaign launched by a gun-control group which warns visitors they could be killed.
A series of alarming adverts, to be placed in British newspapers, warns potential tourists about a new law allowing gun owners to shoot anyone they believe threatens their safety. It means thousands of British families who travel to the Sunshine State are now caught up in the ongoing political row over gun control in the United States.The Florida law, supported by the National Rifle Association, was approved by the state legislature in April.The state's governor, Jeb Bush whose brother is the US president - described it as a "good, commonsense, anti crime issue".
Critics call it the "shoot first" law and say it allows gun owners to shoot if they engage in a simple argument in public. Supporters call it the "stand your ground" law and say criminals will think twice before attacking someone.
Previously, gun owners could only use their weapons if they first attempted to withdraw and avoid a confrontation, and were permitted to shoot threatening individuals only inside their home or property.Now they can use "deadly force" if they "reasonably believe" that firing their gun is necessary to prevent a crime or serious injury. The law also effectively prevents civil legal action by victims of such shootings....
CYOUINCOURT: THIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN ANTI GUN MOVEMENT LIES.....BOTTOM LINE IS THAT THIS LAW GIVES THE UPPERHAND TO THE CIVILIANS AND NOT THE CRIMINALS....THE PICTURE PAINTED BY THESE FOLKS IS A NEGLIGENT FALSEHOOD...FOLKS WHO COME TO OUR STATE AND ARE NOT COMMITTING CRIME AND INFLICTING VIOLENCE UPON RESIDENTS OR TOURISTS WILL NOT HAVE A PROBLEM.THE TALK OF FLORIDA REFLECTING THE WILD WILD WEST DAYS OF OLD IS A BLATANT LIE AND IRRESPONSIBLE.

1 Comments:

Anonymous p said...

i think its a bunch of b.s if you shoot someone your going to jail

2:50 PM  

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