Saturday, August 24, 2019

Florida Stand Your Ground Law is the Hollywood Movie Standard

How often do you see a movie where the menacing bad guy attacks the woman but she uses the gun in her shaky hand to shoot him at the last second?

That's all Florida's Stand Your Ground law says.  She doesn't have to try to outrun the bad guy or overpower him hand to hand.

It's just common, Hollywood movie sense:

1. Are you an innocent person being attacked?
2. Do you think that turning your back and trying to escape you will be killed?
3. Then you can use whatever force to save your life.


Here's the actual complete wording of Florida's stand your ground law:

"A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity 
and who is attacked  
in any other place where he or she has a right to be 
has no duty to retreat 
and has the right to stand his or her ground 
and meet force with force, including deadly force  
IF he or she reasonably believes it is necessary
to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm 
to himself or herself  
or another or to prevent the commission 
of a forcible felony."

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