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The Michigan House is considering HB 5143, which would copy Florida’s recent “make my day” law enabling citizens to use deadly force when they believe themselves threatened, removing any duty to retreat from harm, and preventing civil or criminal charges against such “defendants”.
Republican Reps. Tom Casperson of Escanaba and Rick Jones of Grand Ledge, who introduced the bills, said the legislation would prevent residents from having to worry about whether they are justified in using force to defend their families and property.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has counterattacked in Florida, taking aim at the state’s tourism industry. Their Shoot First Law campaign is running ads in national newspapers and distributing information at airports warning tourists of the potential of being shot by nervous locals. Jeb Bush: not amused.
(How did I miss this a month ago?)
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