“This bill creates a wild, wild west out there,” said Rep. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood.
Bush, who has championed tougher penalties for people convicted of using guns in crimes, said he believed the measure was a good idea.
“I’m comfortable that the bill is a bill that relates to self defense,” Bush said. “It’s a good, commonsense, anti-crime issue.”
The bill says that person 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.” link
Florida is an excellent choice for this pilot project. It is ethnically diverse, with a large rich-poor gap, and not even the warlords in Washington can predict whether hostilites will fall more along ethnic or economic lines.
There will undoubtedly be some overlap, as “ethnic minorities” are dramatically over-represented in the low income population.
It is already legal to kill Arabs in the US.
In Arizona, US “volunteer” gunmen have already begun operations that will inevitably lead to a “shooting war.”
On the hearts and minds side, no one has done more to make ethnic hatred and xenophobia respectable than America’s own Huntington, Mr. Lou Dobbs. A man with a mission, is Lou, and he has garnered quite the coterie of latte-swilling devotees.
So, just a heads up. (OK, bad choice of words, under the circumstances.) If you notice in the coming weeks and months that some of the pressing domestic issues you see discussed here and on other message boards seem to drop off the radar screen a bit, don’t be discouraged.
It’s not that your countrymen are not concerned about health care, Social Security or Wal-Mart. It’s just that they’re busy with “scattered skirmishes.”
It’s been very successful in the Majority World, as the impressive profit figures of “defense” industry corporations will attest.
Why should they be deprived of such a lucrative revenue stream at home?