Monday, October 03, 2005

No Retreat, No Surrender

Criminals, predators, and other products of the welfare state might want to reconsider living in Florida. This NRA Press Release celebrates the good news: Florida Governer Jeb Bush has signed the "Castle Doctrine self-defense law. This law repeals the old rule that stipulated that when attacked outside the home, the victim had to retreat rather than use deadly force to defend himself. In other words, what was good enough for a person's home is now good enough for a person's car, or "any place you have a right to be."

Mmm. Will this apply to a person's place of employment as well? The NRA press release sums up the new doctrine:

"The "Castle Doctrine" simply says that if a criminal breaks into your home, your occupied vehicle or your place of business, you may presume he is there to do bodily harm and you may use any force against him."

It gets better:

"Furthermore, this law provides protection from criminal prosecution and civil litigation for those who defend themselves from criminal attack."

At this point I would like to announce a new addition to the Pennyfeather family. In about a week we will become the proud owners of a new handgun, the Glock 9mm. We haven't selected a name yet. If it's a boy, we'll call him "Ocean," or maybe "Peace." If it's a girl, we'll name her after either Geena Davis or Cameron Diaz (Geena Diaz Pennyfeather?).

This Glock model 19 will be equiped with a flashlight/laser, mounted underneath the barrel. One can choose the light, or the laser, or both (I'm very pro-choice when it comes to firearms). I'll be getting my "carry permit" soon.

At that point I can honestly say that the Pennyfeather family will be as well-armed as anti-gun activist Rosie O'Donnel, who evidently has armed security gaurds at her house/compound.

Any planned protests on my property by Code Pink should be reconsidered in light of our new addition.

If you have better name suggestions please send them to me. I'm all about listening.


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