So purgatory has a new law on the books, it's called the "stand your ground" law. This law states that when you are attacked in the State of Florida you have the right to use your gun to defend yourself. You no longer have to prove it was self defense, you can just whip it out and use it. Of cuorse the bill being past is just another feather in the cap of the National Rifle Association, who lobbied hard to get this law in place, not that it would have been difficult to convince a bunch of toothless crackers to support such an action, but the NRA was there pushing the envelope with their AK-47 and other heavy duty artillery they think every citizen should not be without.
Not to bash the NRA which those who know me know that it is one of my favorite hobbies but picture this: you're driving down a highway a guy cuts you off, you give him what for, he gives you what for in return. This esculates into a road rage incident in which you both get out of your cars and scream at each other. One of you throws a punch the other pulls a gun-b'dow, you got yourself a bullet in the head--in self defenmse. Far-fetched, maybe, but I don't think so, in court this law can be used as a defense and then could be made precedent, and once that happens it can be used in any state for any similiar circumstance even if there is no law on the books in said state. Its like when the Supreme Court ruled that states can overturn Federal law. After that states began overturning federal law like it was going out of style, like the Brady Bill for instance that states anyone buying a gun must wait through a 7-day waiting period in order to complete purchase and recieve said merchandise. So in states like Florida and Virginia you can buy a gun with no more than a driver's license, and walk out of your local Wal-Mart artillery in hand. Consider this: Guy drives from New York to Virginia, guy goes to gun shop, guy uses well-made fake ID to purchase two glock 9mms, guy gets in his car, drives back in New York and sells the glocks for a profit at his high school to other guy. Other guy wants to get revenge on third guy for selling drugs on his turf, other guy goes to school that Monday shoots third guy in the neck, third guy dies in high school auditorium. Couldn't happen right? Wrong, it did, in Jamaica High School in 1988, a year before I got there. I used to have lunch with the kid that sold the gun, his older brother was the one who took the run down to virginia and back. Thank you NRA and while we're at it, thank you Supreme Court.
I'm all for defending yourself. Learn how to box. You want to own a gun?, I have no problem with that, but do you need a glock? You want to go hunting but do you need a automatic rifle? I know, guns don't kill people, people kill people--exactly--people are killers, stop giving them guns!! The contitution does not garuntee your right to bear arms, niether does the Bill of Rights for that matter, it actually says that every state is allowed to keep a well armed militia, the NRA wants you to think that the ammendment actually says you have the right to bear arms, it does not. I know there are bad people out there with guns doing bad things and gunowners want theirs so when they are confronted with these bad people they can protect themselves, well fine, but where does it end? Have fun killing yoursleves you cracker-ass-crackers!