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Florida Democrats trying to Convene Special Session to Repeal “Stand Your Ground”

August 15, 2013

Florida Democrats trying to Convene Special Session to Repeal “Stand Your Ground”

Barrack Obama and the liberals on MSNBC just can’t take “no” for an answer.

A jury of six women in Florida found George Zimmerman “not guilty,” and even liberal national pundits seem to believe that the outcome was the result of a flimsy case.

Subsequently, “lynch mobs” all over the country rallied to unsuccessfully get Attorney General Eric Holder to do what the criminal justice system refused to do.

Now, Florida Democrats are scrambling to convene a special session for the purpose of repealing Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, and the Secretary of State is currently polling legislators to gauge support for such a special session.

Republicans should resist this siren call.

Florida’s Stand Your Ground law has worked quite well:

* According to a database maintained by the Tampa Bay Times, minorities (such as blacks and Hispanics) are actually MORE LIKELY to successfully use the Stand Your Ground defense.

* The Florida Sheriffs Association is in unanimous support of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.

* And a majority of Americans (53% to 40%) support Stand Your Ground, as evidenced by a recent Quinnipiac poll.

Floridians have been safer because they have been able to defend themselves and their families, without having to consider whether defending their families could put them in prison — or leave them civilly liable — for the rest of their lives.

The attempt to use a “quickie” special session to cram a repeal through, without adequate consideration or debate, is particularly objectionable.

ACTION: Contact your state Representative.  Urge him to defend Stand Your Ground and oppose any special session convened to repeal it.

 


HOW TO CONTACT/WRITE YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE:

1. Proceed to http://cqrcengage.com/gunowners

2. Enter your zip code in the box provided under “Find Your Elected Officials” on the lower right.  (Preferably, you should enter your nine-digit zip code to get the best answer.)

3. Scroll down and click on the on the name of the desired representative.

4. Click on your representative’s website, which will be found under your representative’s name (upper left)

5. Find and click on the representative’s email address or webform.

6. Take the pre-written letter below and cut-n-paste this into the email or webform.

—– Pre-written letter —–

Dear Representative:

Barrack Obama and the liberals on MSNBC just can’t take “no” for an answer.

A jury of six women in Florida found George Zimmerman “not guilty,” and even liberal national pundits seem to believe that the outcome was the result of a flimsy case.

Subsequently, “lynch mobs” all over the country rallied to unsuccessfully get Attorney General Eric Holder to do what the criminal justice system refused to do.

Now, Florida Democrats are scrambling to convene a special session for the purpose of repealing Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, and the Secretary of State is currently polling legislators to gauge support for such a special session.

You should resist this siren call.

Florida’s Stand Your Ground law has worked quite well:

* According to a database maintained by the Tampa Bay Times, minorities (such as blacks and Hispanics) are actually MORE LIKELY to successfully use the Stand Your Ground defense.

* The Florida Sheriffs Association is in unanimous support of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.

* And a majority of Americans (53% to 40%) support Stand Your Ground, as evidenced by a recent Quinnipiac poll.

Floridians have been safer because they have been able to defend themselves and their families, without having to consider whether defending their families could put them in prison — or leave them civilly liable — for the rest of their lives.

The attempt to use a “quickie” special session to cram a repeal through, without adequate consideration or debate, is particularly objectionable.

Please defend stand-your-ground and oppose any special session convened to repeal it.

Sincerely,

Stand your Ground Laws; George Zimmerman and Travon Martin

July 21, 2013

As I look across this nation at all the protests related to the verdict rendered in the Travon Martin shooting I had to think about all those people from the past that had been imprisoned for properly and effectively defending themselves, a family member, or even an unknown stranger from a ruthless crime.

I watched once as a prosecutor, in Arvada, Colorado, drummed into the jury how a friend “had the duty to run,” when his son was being unmercilessly beaten by three others. To allow his son to be killed in other words. Four years later after he was released from the Department of Corrections I, and many others told him that he had done the right thing. The law be damned!

This was quite a few years ago, and just goes to show that political correctness has been around for longer than I have been living. That said…

George Zimmerman could have easily defused this entire situation simply by holding back and waiting for the police to show up. He could have watched from his vehicle from a distance and monitored Travon’s whereabouts and communicated that to the police.

Nevertheless he did have the right to defend himself when Travon started beating his head into the sidewalk. With deadly force I might add. The Jury agreed with that, and the prosecution, the entire team should be brought up on charges of malicious prosecution. It was in fact that bad.

This tragedy was turned into something else by the race baiters, hucksters, and the main stream media, and continues to do so. What has not happened, at least has not been reported to the best of my knowledge so far? The rioting and such. The race war by The New Black Panthers that would accomplish what so many race hatred groups and individuals have tried to get going in the past, like Charles Manson for one example.

I am very much in favor of Stand Your Ground Laws, Castle Doctrine, and Self Defense laws. I support their expansion, and would be in favor of full rights restoration after a person has proved that they are rehabilitated if convicted of a crime. After all, didn’t we lock them up long enough to pay for their transgressions? If not that is our fault. I am also in favor of laws that would imprison those that seek to abuse our laws by twisting them to push their agenda. Such as media types that knowingly alter evidence. Prosecutors that know, or should have known that they were abusing the law, and any other grand-standers that abuse our system of justice.


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