Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America via Wikimedia Commons

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced his intention to expand the state’s controversial stand-your-ground law by allowing armed citizens to defend themselves against violent rioters and looters.

The New York Post reports on the Republican governor’s proposal to the lawlessness problem that emerged from police brutality protests.

A draft of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ proposed bill expands the list of “forcible felonies” under Florida’s self-defense law to include criminal mischief causing “interruption or impairment” of a business, according to the Miami Herald, which obtained a copy through a records request.

It also specifically allows force against those looting, which the draft defines as burglary within 500 feet of a “violent or disorderly assembly.”

DeSantis also wants to make it a third-degree felony to block traffic during a protest — and offer immunity to drivers who accidentally kill or injure protesters who do so, according to the Herald.

Numerous other sections enhance criminal penalties for people involved in “violent or disorderly assemblies,” and withholds state funds from local governments that cut law enforcement funding, the report said.

The draft’s language puts specifics behind DeSantis’ promise to crack down on violence.


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P W
P W
14 days ago

Love it!

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
14 days ago
Reply to  P W

Here’s the way it is. They loot and I shoot. Any BLM bastards out there had better pass me and mine on by. It’s not about color. It’s about the right to be left alone.

DewbieJJ
DewbieJJ
14 days ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

I couldn’t have said it any better! These losers don’t even have a clue as to what they stand for. Just thugs out doing what they do best. You are so right; “it’s not about color it’s about the right to be left alone!” You come at me I will damn well defend myself!

Ollie Octopus
Ollie Octopus
14 days ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

However, many are brainwashed white young females. Would you shoot them? As for myself, it they were torching my house or business, the answer is YES.

Scotty
Scotty
13 days ago
Reply to  Ollie Octopus

A thug is a thug.

stevo
stevo
13 days ago
Reply to  Ollie Octopus

they would never get close enough to torch my home as they would be dead

Scotty
Scotty
13 days ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

And defend YOUR property!

Rich
Rich
13 days ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

I am moving to florida

FoxyLady
FoxyLady
14 days ago

Glad I moved to Florida fromNYC!!

susan dudak
susan dudak
14 days ago
Reply to  FoxyLady

I used to love visiting NYC but will never go back there again.

vreeland fitz
vreeland fitz
14 days ago
Reply to  susan dudak

It’s so bad Bette Midler, and Rachel Maddow have put their apartments up for sale

stevo
stevo
13 days ago
Reply to  vreeland fitz

maybe those two carpet munchers can get an apartment together!

Luanne Hoover
Luanne Hoover
13 days ago
Reply to  susan dudak

I’ve said that too.

kate
kate
12 days ago
Reply to  FoxyLady

Got out while the getting out was good……….. If your a lefty, democrat, liberal, progressive, commie, socialist, fascist, dictator, don’t take that down there and ruin Florida. If your a MAGA American, conservative, constitutionalist, patriot, American loving, law-abiding citizen, welcome to Florida.

susan dudak
susan dudak
14 days ago

Great. These things can’t be one sided. If one side has arms, the other side has to have arms. We can’t allow innocent people to be mowed down without being able to protect themselves.

diondonne
diondonne
14 days ago
Reply to  susan dudak

Susan = What if they are swinging a baseball bat?

paul st
paul st
14 days ago
Reply to  diondonne

That’s aggravated assault . The same charge for shooting someone

Eugene Curty
Eugene Curty
14 days ago
Reply to  diondonne

Susan… Before they spread someones brains all over the street…SHOOT TO KILL!!!…

Flabbergasted
Flabbergasted
14 days ago
Reply to  Eugene Curty

👍

Lt. Rob Polans Spec. & Intel Ret.
Lt. Rob Polans Spec. & Intel Ret.
14 days ago
Reply to  diondonne

Dion, a baseball bat? I almost feel sorry for them? Almost. The government trained me for 47 years to use a bolt-action weapon. You may know it as a Henry sunburst. As Paul said, using it would be aggravated assault. However, using ‘spook’ (CIA) methods I need no weapon. Thought that going to be a racist rant, didn’t you? Sorry, I don’t bother with that crap. Anyway, I am Native American. Happy Veterans’ Day.

Patsy
Patsy
14 days ago

Thank you for your service.
Blessings!

Scotty
Scotty
13 days ago
Reply to  diondonne

A bat is no match for a shotgun.

Rich
Rich
13 days ago
Reply to  Scotty

if you wait to get hit with a bat you won’t be able to pull the trigger. game over

Susan
Susan
13 days ago
Reply to  diondonne

I would still feel threatened with violent assault and that my life was in danger.

Rich
Rich
13 days ago
Reply to  diondonne

thats just as deadly as a gun

CJ Fitzgerald
CJ Fitzgerald
7 days ago
Reply to  diondonne

Deadly force is deadly force no matter what the weapon used is. A baseball bat, a knife, a piece of steel pipe or a gun… they all can kill. A motor vehicle can be considered a deadly weapon; the term ‘vehicular assault’ is a legal term and if used as a means to intentionally kill another person it is still murder.

Debbie
Debbie
14 days ago
Reply to  susan dudak

I agree 100%

Jerri
Jerri
13 days ago
Reply to  susan dudak

Susan they’re talking about thugs not innocent people. And innocent people don’t usually hang with thugs.