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Shoot First, Ask Questions Later

October 16th, 2008 by flanews

From 2006 to 2007, the number of justifiable homicides in Florida tripled from 33 to 102. That number is expected to increase again at the same rate this year. The increase is being attributed to a 2005 state law change that allows homeowners to protect their property. Before the law changed victims of home invasions were only justified in shooting an intruder if they didnt have an escape route. NRA spokeswoman Marion Hammer said the law needed to be changed.

There was this duty to retreat that had been imposed through what I would call a form of evolution through the courts so that individuals, law abiding people were required to retreat when they were attack rather than being able to stand and defend themselves, said Hammer.

Along with the increase in justifiable homicides, the number of conceal-carry weapon’s licenses have spiked in the last three years from just over 350,000 to more than 520,000.

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