Shoot first..ask questions later…. ?

      Florida’s “stand your ground” ..justifiable use of deadly force finally going to get the scrutiny that it didn’t receive before becoming law in 2005. The brutal killing of a 17year old , Trayvon Martin has spotlighted the sheer craziness of  this law. This NRA inspired legislation  essentially allows anybody to shoot first if you “reasonably” feel your life is in jeporady. Jeb Bush signed this bill into law..saying in 2005, that to “retreat puts the potential victim in a precarious situation’. Seems the law abiding citizens of the sunshine state are the ones in a precarious situation…especially if the color of your skin doesn’t sit well with the ones handing out “vigilante justice.”

   Not only did the shooter not get arrested, he didn’t even receive a drug or alcohol test after the shooting..only  the victim received a drug screening . Wouldn’t it be standard procedure to make sure the gun wielding supposed “potential victim’..was not under the influence. ? My employer will automatically drug test for any ‘accident at work”…hurt yourself in the warehouse with a hammer..drug test…slaughter an innocent teenager…no drug testing!  This is outrageous..and speaks to the influence of the NRA and the the sheer madness of the lunatics crafting our legislation.

Since enactment of  this legislation, “justifiable” homicides have more than tripled in the state. No federal law prohibits the self-defense justification of  “stand your ground”. It seems to me we do need federal protection from the “states rights” people run amok. . No license required in Florida ,no mandated registration. Florida does not even regulate the sale of assault weapons. The stand your ground bill even extends to public places…you can hunt your prey..kill them..just claim self-defense…and you can’t even get arrested or drug tested at the scene..just claim “self-defense”and your good to go.

  Does anybody really feel if the tables were turned no arrest would have been made? A young black man claiming self-defense…shooting an unarmed light skinned man?  Thinking he would have been arrested and held without bail….that’s if he even made it to the jail in one piece.The federal government has a duty and obligation to protect all its citizens. The NRA has  overwhelmed  common sense …and civic responsibility. . Can we take control of the country and protect all people equally? The shoot first..ask questions later mentality is a serious blunder and perversion of the constitution….time for the people to take control and truly protect  its citizens. Vigilante justice has no place in shouldn’t matter what state you live in.


2 comments on “Shoot first..ask questions later…. ?

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  2. Anonymous on said:

    Politicians that opposed this bill said that this is exactly what would happen and it did! Since when is it not legal to protect yourself in self defense ? Why do we have to add a law to make it easy to be a vigilante! Which is worse when the person has done nothing wrong

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