Shoot First Florida

or, Gun Control Isn't Hitting What You Aim At

Shoot first in Florida
I'm sure that this new law set to go into effect on October 1st (Happy Birthday, Leblanc! And no, this is definitely not my birthday present for you) won't result in many, many accidental shootings in Florida, this new legislation that allows a nervous resident to start blasting away rather than check and actually make sure there's a real danger.

Smart thinking, Jeb, who says its a "good, common sense, anti-crime issue". Yeah. Here's more from the article,
"Under the previous law gun owners had first to attempt to withdraw and avoid a confrontation, and were authorized to shoot the threatening individual inside their home or property."
But not anymore, now you can get your anger up, blast away and it's okay! Hoorah for idiocy!

And the supporters of this new law are pissed off that Jim Brady's organization, Shoot First Law is spreading the word about this insanity. Here's some helpful advice for if you get in a traffic accident
"If you are involved in a traffic accident or near-miss, remain in your car and keep your hands in plain sight. If someone appears to be angry with you, maintain to the best of your ability a positive attitude, and do not shout or make threatening gestures," the ad reads.
And don't you worry, the tourism board of Florida is on the case too. But not on the side of the Brady group.
"The Brady Campaign is one group's political agenda and not a safety and education issue," fumed Bud Nocera, executive director of Visit Florida, the state's tourism office, who described it as a "scare tactic" campaign.

"It is sad that such an organization would hold the 900,000 men and women who work in the Florida tourism industry, and whose lives depend on it, hostage, to their political agenda," he added.
Um, Bud? Yeah, it will. There's no effing way I'd take my family to Florida for a vacation after this law is put in place. So yeah, your tourism industry should and will suffer for this incredibly stupid law but I think its even more ridiculous that you're angry with a group trying to help prevent unnecessary shootings in your state because those tend to send people home fast. Remember the people who were preying on rental cars for a while? What did all of that do for your tourism? Just about killed it, didn't it?
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