Fla legislature to review SYG law

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    Bear in mind that GOP has majority in Fla legislature.

    The review is favored by members of both parties

    there are ultra libs who want the law abolished
    there are ultracons likely who want the law to stay as it is or made more in favor of gun manufacturers and sellers(NRA lobby stance)

    there are moderates of both parties who are seeking to tweak it.
    ---likely based on issues with SYG or abuses of it that may have occurred since law enacted.

    one issue I'd like to see addressed is the matter of person A baiting person B in order to get person B to follow, approach, attack person A. at which point person A shoots person B and claims protection via SYG. As it stands right now it appears SYG does job of addressing the shooter's conduct right at the moment of shot being fired. But fails to address whether or not the shooter baited (minutes, hours, days before the shooting) the person into attacking the person who would shoot him.
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    question--Should SYG be broadened to include the use of knives, baseball bats, tire irons, etc in standing your ground? If not, why should it be limited to guns only?
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    I think it actually needs to be looked at just to shut the anti gun people up- there are always going to be exceptions and libs love to live in exception land- is it a good law- time will tell but libs wanting this law repealed is no different than conservatives wanting the ACA repealed- if one side doesn't like a law they fight to get it changed- it has always been this and as long as we are a representative democracy it will always be thus

    Bad laws usually have a way of going by by
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    thanks for the non-partisan tone.

    there are no doubts ultra libs and ultra cons in the Fla Legislature. Thankfullly there are a few of both parties willing to work together to see if a law can be made better. Rather than abolishing it totally or maintaining the status quo....In this case it looks like those seeking better are working together in spite of those claiming the law to be worst(ultra libs) or best(ultra NRA). In another thread I made mention that sometimes the best is the enemy of the better. This is such an example...but moderates of both parties working together to see if they can make the law better---gives me hope.

    on a sidenote..my friend Pete sold his PIC line insertion company(for several million). He's in his early 60's and retired. A few years ago with some of the profits of his company he bought his son a restaurant in NOLA. His son is a Cajun chef(Pete is backwoods Cajun who came out of the Bayou to work as a nurse, etc. Now that he's retired he's moved back to Cajun country). Have open invitation to stay at his place for when UF comes to play LSU(Pete's a wacked out LSU fan bigtime but we get along). Already ate at his son's restaurant this past bowl season. His son is looking to franchise his restaurant and open some restaurants in foreign countries(China, Finland, Germany, etc). Should do well in Szechuan region of China if he goes thru with setting up other restaurants. Both Cajun and Szechuan are noted for being spicy. And there are spices/seasonings similar to both cuisine but also some differences. A big thing the two styles have in common is layering of flavor within each dish. Finland seems an odd choice since the country tends to go for non spicy food. But there are enough folk there who like spicy. And some of that country's lakes have the biggest, best tasting crayfish in the world.

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