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10 October 2005

Hartford Courant (Connecticut), Editorial

Florida's reckless new "shoot first" law is bound to lead to senseless tragedy. Effective Oct. 1, the measure allows any resident engaged in lawful activity in a public place to use 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 to another person or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony." Such broad language is an open invitation to armed, trigger-happy residents to take... (

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