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Florida Senate Committee Supports Self-Defense!

Friday, February 25, 2005

This week, the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee passed unanimously, SB 436, the Castle Doctrine.  This bill removes the "duty to retreat" in the face of attack; it creates the presumption that an attacker or intruder intends to do great bodily harm and therefore force, including deadly force, may be used to protect yourself, your family and others in the face of attack; it prohibits prosecution for defending that which you have a right to defend and prohibits civil lawsuits by criminals or relatives of criminals when criminals are injured or killed while attacking law-abiding people.

The bill now moves to the Senate floor, please contact your Senator and respectfully urge him/her to support this bill. You can find contact information regarding your Senator by using the “Write Your Representative” feature at www.nraila.org

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