Florida’s Packin’

There’s a nice post over at Volokh by David Kopel on the new Florida Right-to-Defense law. Go read all of it, as the Man says:

WHEREAS, the Legislature finds that it is proper for law-abiding people to protect themselves, their families, and others from intruders and attackers without fear of prosecution or civil action for acting in defense of themselves and others, and
WHEREAS, the castle doctrine is a common-law doctrine of ancient origins which declares that a person’s home is his or her castle, and
WHEREAS, Section 8 of Article I of the State Constitution guarantees the right of the people to bear arms in defense of themselves, and
WHEREAS, the persons residing in or visiting this state have a right to expect to remain unmolested within their homes or vehicles, and
WHEREAS, no person or victim of crime should be required to surrender his or her personal safety to a criminal, nor should a person or victim be required to needlessly retreat in the face of intrusion or attack, NOW, THEREFORE,
Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

One Response to “Florida’s Packin’”

  1. Dave J says:

    I’ve worked with Marion Hammer on previous Florida gun legislation. To say she’s a bit eccentric is probably an understatement, but you can’t deny her effectiveness as a lobbyist.

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