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Old 09-10-2009, 02:01 AM   #15
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Default Re: Florida Town Told To Arm Themselves!

Originally Posted by NorthernSantuary View Post
Is this what the people think is needed for the coming times?

Plan urges firearms in every Belleview home
Blessings NorthernSantuary,

On labor day I heard a Florida State Park Ranger speaking about the Castle Doctrine in regards to self defense rights.

Here are a couple links regarding the law.

You cannot shoot someone outside of your home or car, even if they are merely touching it. You can only defend yourself with your gun once they have attempted to enter your space.

Fortifying The Right To Self-Defense


Florida's "Castle Doctrine" law does the following:

One: It establishes, in law, the presumption that a criminal who forcibly enters or intrudes into your home or occupied vehicle is there to cause death or great bodily harm, so the occupant may use force, including deadly force, against that person.

Two: It removes the "duty to retreat" if you are attacked in any place you have a right to be. You no longer have to turn your back on a criminal and try to run when attacked. Instead, you may stand your ground and fight back, meeting force with force, including deadly force, if you reasonably believe it is necessary to prevent death or great bodily harm to yourself or others.

Three: It provides that persons using force authorized by law shall not be prosecuted for using such force. It also prohibits criminals and their families from suing victims for injuring or killing the criminals who have attacked them. In short, it gives rights back to law-abiding people and forces judges and prosecutors to focus on protecting victims.

Ohio's Pro-Gun Attitude and Enactment of the Castle Doctrine

March 11, 2009
Posted In: Firearms Articles , Ohio Title II Firearm Trust & Class III Attorney
By David M. Goldman on March 11, 2009 1:27 PM | Permalink

Recent amendments to the Ohio Concealed Carry laws exemplify an increasingly pro-gun sentiment in the state. In particular, the legislature enacted Senate Bill 184 as an amendment to Ohio's Concealed Carry law, more commonly referred to as the Castle Doctrine, into law on June 10, 2008. By passing the bill through legislature with tremendous support (31-0 in the Senate and 73-23 in the House), Ohio follows states such as Texas, South Carolina, Florida, Kentucky, and 14 others, in protecting the right of gun owners to protect their "castle."

Florida "Castle Doctrine" Protects the Innocent

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