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  •  no, check out the law -- this one covers you when (20+ / 0-)

    you're not in your dwelling.
    first the law covers being in your residence:
    (1) (a)

    The person against whom the defensive force was used was in the process of unlawfully and forcefully entering, or had unlawfully and forcibly entered, a dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle, or if that person had removed or was attempting to remove another against that person’s will from the dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle;
    But then:
    (3) A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked in any other place where he or she has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.
    (bolding is mine).
    http://www.leg.state.fl.us/...

    We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank

    by Tamar on Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 02:35:36 PM PDT

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