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Brady Campaign: Criminals not wanted

No, I kid:

One gun control group is asking visitors to Florida to enter at their own risk, and that is creating a lot of controversy in the state’s destination areas like Daytona Beach.

It is part of an ad campaign designed to warn tourists about Florida’s new law that allows victims to shoot first in self-defense without fear of prosecution, WESH 2 News reported.

The new law goes into effect Oct. 1, the same day the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence will start an ad campaign in several major cities, including Miami.

A spokesman for the Brady Group said the new law may lead to the reckless use of guns on the streets. They are actually handing out fliers that say people face a greater risk of bodily harm in Florida.

Seems to me that the only people who would be affected would be those inclined to commit a crime.

6 Responses to “Brady Campaign: Criminals not wanted”

  1. cube Says:

    So FL gets free adverstiment saying that they criminals can be shoot on site if they are caught doing a crime by a cititizen. Some how I think this might backfire. It is my general experience that people don’t like criminals.

    Once people do some research into this, they will see that they can also get a gun and permit while in FL to carry.

  2. Standard Mischief Says:

    I was originally a Republican that switched over to being a Democrat around the time the new carry laws were about to be passed in Florida. I specifically remember a Herblock cartoon that was about gun owners with huge gun belts shooting the mailman dead for threatening to deliver mail to their mailbox. I was almost completely ignorant about guns, back then, no guns growing up. It was also right around the time when I got my first .22 and started plinking with friends.

    I want to thank the anti-RKBA people for predicting the “blood in the streets theory”. I started to moved over to the small “l” camp, where I’ve been firmly planted for over a decade.

    Let’s see, there was;

    Prediction of “blood in the streets” in Florida.
    The bad guy attacks on tourists in rental cars, and the lack of MSM linkage to the idea that bad guys want to rob people who can’t possibly be legally carrying.
    Exact same Prediction of “blood in the streets” but this time in Virginia.
    Exact same attacks on tourists, except this time in Virginia.

    Personally, I think the timing on this is perfect, right after the Katrina. People get a clue sooner or later.

    Her comment was, ‘I was a card-carrying, antigun liberal — not
    anymore,’ ” Roe said. ”She said, ‘I’m going back home, and I am not
    going back unarmed.’

  3. hellbent Says:

    It seems to me there is a big difference between laws that make it easier for people to acquire and carry guns and laws that encourage people to fire their guns at other human beings. Bloodbath predictions in the first case fly in the face of personal responsibility, and they tend not to come true. This Florida law is a whole new ball game, however. At the very least, we are going to see defense attorneys trying to keep murderers out of jail by arguing pre-emptive self-defense.

  4. SayUncle Says:

    Hellbent, The florida law is not a new ballgame and actually brings florida in line with the majority of states. Michigan is likely to pass a similar law this year as well.

  5. hellbent Says:

    Really? Why is the NRA kicking off a campaign to pass similar legislation nationwide if the majority of states already have such laws? Why did the Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently report, “If it passes, Michigan would be the second state with such a law. A similar bill has been introduced in Alabama, where lawmakers won’t meet until January.”

  6. SayUncle Says:

    They’re targeting states that have a duty to retreat as law.

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