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  •  Rather than more discretion, I would favor (6+ / 0-)

    a complete repeal.  Although that is unlikely due to the paranoid neurotic trend across our entire nation, we need to reject SYG outright everywhere.  Traditional "self defense" law is capable of handling difficult decisions regarding the justness of someone's deadly actions.

    The extent to which SYG has been distorted into pursue and kill, shoot in the back, shoot people on the porch, shoot people in the driveway, and shoot delivery people at the wrong house should show exactly why it needs to be repealed. But the current crop of lawmakers who are overly concerned about their penis size are unlikely to do the right thing. Or maybe it is just their tiny testicles which are the problem...  I could have been completely wrong only a sentence ago.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 02:44:25 PM PST

    •  An idea to get this terrible law repealed: (2+ / 0-)
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      How about a boycott of major tourist destinations in Florida:  Disneyworld, Universal Studios et. al.?

      Perhaps you are worried that your kid could drop an ice cream cone on someone's foot while you are standing in the infinity line for the Pirates of the Caribbean ride,.  Under SYG, the person feels threatened by the dropped cone and shoots your kid.  If someone can be threatened by popcorn, why not a spilled soda or a dropped jelly bean?

      The only way this law will be repealed is by a major effort to boycott Florida's big tourist attractions.  I think  these corporations would put the pressure on Gov. Bat Boy to repeal if their bottom line looks like it could be hurt by the law.

      What do you Kossacks think about this idea.  Who should spearhead? "Moms Demand Action"?  Your thoughts????

      If Liberals Hated America, We'd Vote Republican

      by QuarterHorseDem on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 04:46:12 PM PST

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