The Shoot First Law is in New Jersey??????
I've haven't posted for almost two weeks now, as I have been like so many people, busy. But, this morning, due to the snow storm, or rather, snow little hissy fit, I am going into work a bit late.
I was trying to machete my way through a jungle of unopened emails, when this one popped out.
Crap. Can't be. Doesn't this type of mentality only rule down in the land of the drawls? This is freaking NJ, and just because we shelter the most dangerous city in the nation, Camden, doesn't mean we would want this Shoot First, Ask Questions Later law up here, right??
I mean, can you imagine how that kind of law would play out here? In Camden, in Newark?
Send it Packing!! Tell Gov. Cody NJ the Garden State doesn't need to become the Graveyard State!!
Here's the dish from the people trying to stop the Insanity:
In October, Florida became a very dangerous place, and if the National Rifle Association (NRA) gets its way, New Jersey will be next.
On October 1, the Shoot First Law went into effect in Florida, giving the people of Florida permission to use deadly force as a first resort, even in a public place. The law grants sweeping criminal and civil immunity to anyone who pulls the trigger when they feel 'threatened' -- and specifically denies legal recourse to innocent bystanders killed or wounded in the crossfire, even if the shooter acted negligently.
Click here to tell Governor Codey that "Shoot First" is a horrible policy idea for New Jersey.
But the Shoot First doctrine isn't just staying in Florida -- the NRA has made no bones about the fact that it plans to export Shoot First legislation to all 50 states in 2006. This is about to become a national disgrace, and will take us back to the days of the Wild West -- unless you get involved.
Our partners at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence have put together an easy way for you to tell your Governor to "Keep Shoot First out of our state" -- and we encourage you to click the link below to get this important message to Governor Codey.
Click here to take action with the Brady Campaign and keep "Shoot First" from becoming law in New Jersey.
Thanks in advance for taking a proactive stand to stop the spread of this dangerous legislation. Together, we can make sure this law doesn't come to New Jersey next.
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