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This, you gotta be impressed by:
Florida's legislature has approved a bill that would give residents the right to open fire against anyone they perceive as a threat in public, instead of having to try to avoid a conflict as under prevailing law.
Common sense seems to run in the family:
Republican Governor Jeb Bush, who has said he plans to sign the bill, says it is "a good, commonsense, anti-crime issue."
Some beg to differ, apparently, but NRA money and the gun fetishists in the state of Florida have had their way. The story from the BBC mentions that:
One critic said all the measure would do is sell more guns and turn the state into a modern version of the OK Corral.
At least now, instead of watching all that wanton murder and killing on TV, one just needs to buy a bullet-proof vest, find a nice spot in, say, Palm beach behind a bullet-proof glass and enjoy his or her cocktail while people "perceived as a threat" are executed with extreme prejudice and gunfights erupt on the drop of a hat. I sense a business opportunity involving public webcams and crowded spots.