There is a new petition online that provides a legislative roadmap for improving Florida’s Self-Defense laws. Please sign the petition at: http://www.change.org/petitions/florida-state-legislature-governor-protect-the-right-to-bear-arms-for-self-defense-2
Recently Florida Carry’s Lead Attorney, Eric J. Friday, provided testimony to the Governor’s Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection. He concluded his presentation on strengthening and correcting the deficiencies in the protections provided in Florida’s Self-Defense and Mandatory Minimum Sentencing laws with the following statement:
"While there is a lot of public pressure to repeal the no duty to retreat and the self-defense immunity provisions, this task force should not bow to the uninformed opinions and allegations being made.
Instead, it should recommend that the Legislature take action to correct the deficiencies in the law and to make clear once and for all that law abiding Floridians and visitors to our state should never be forced to turn their back on a violent criminal attacker and should not have to fear that they will lose their livelihood, their freedom, or their financial future and become a victim twice.”
You can view the full testimony of Florida Carry, the Unified Sportsmen of Florida, and the National Rifle Association by visiting this link: http://thefloridachannel.org/video/101612-task-force-on-citizen-safety-and-protection/
If you are concerned with how the courts and prosecutors are treating victims of violent crime who are forced to defend themselves, we urge you to watch the testimony.
Representing Florida Carry, Mr. Friday exposes the misapplication of the laws by our courts and anti-self-defense prosecutors and demonstrates how some deficiencies in Florida’s Self-Defense and Mandatory Minimum Sentencing laws are resulting in absurd prison sentences for people who are only attempting to save themselves from a criminal attack (video starting 7:59).
USF’s Al Hammond highlights how self-defense laws protect outdoorsmen in remote parts of Florida where 911 may not be an option (video starting 67:27).
Marion Hammer, past president of the NRA, also sheds light on the true intent of the law during her testimony (video starting 100:05).
Once you have signed the petition, please don’t forget to help us spread the word on this issue by sharing your support for positive enhancements to Florida’s Self-Defense laws with family and friends via email, Facebook, Twitter and other social media.
About: Florida Carry, Inc. is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization dedicated to advancing the fundamental rights of all Floridians to keep and bear arms for self-defense as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I Section 8 of the Florida Constitution. Florida Carry stands only to represent our supporters, members, and the over 7-million gun owners of Florida. We are not beholden to any national organization’s agenda that may compromise that mission.
Florida Carry, Inc.
Florida Carry works tirelessly toward striking down ill-conceived gun control laws that have been proven to provide safe havens to criminals and be deadly to law-abiding citizens.