<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Florida gets even weirder

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Florida gets even weirder

If you thought Florida was a weird place before, take a look at it now. Yesterday Governor Jeb Bush signed a bill allowing Florida citizens to use guns or other deadly force to defend themselves in public places without first trying to escape.

And here's a surprise: the National Rifle Association lobbied hard for the bill's passage. In fact, Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's executive vice president, said it would use the victory to push for similar measures elsewhere.

To paraphrase a verse from the '60s song, "One Tin Soldier":
Go ahead and shoot a neighbor, go ahead and shoot a friend...
Do it in the name of heaven, you can justify it in the end...

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/27/national/27shoot.html

1 Comments:

Blogger activist kaza said...

My daughter's b.f. (from nearby Dallas, OR) has a concealed weapons permit and claims that Oregon's law is identical to the NEW law in Florida. Which wouldn't surprise me in the least, but it's funny that nobody here is picking up on that angle of the story...

10:12 AM  

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