Jeb Bush has got to be the stupidest person in the world. He signed into law a bill making it legal for someone to shoot him in public. Yes, only in America (specifically, only in Florida), would a politician sign something so utterly dangerous to themselves. And these are people who consider masturbation a form of self-mutilation.
In case anyone missed this ground-breaking piece of legislation, check out these news articles here, here, and here.
Essentially, if a gun owner (ahem, concealed gun owner) feels threatened by anyone, they have the legal right to shoot them. That includes crazy, paranoid gun owners who think the world is out to get them. According to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (http://www.shootfirstlaw.org), the shooter could even “receive immunity for shooting recklessly into a crowd, as long as he reasonably believed he was in serious danger.”
The law states something like this: “A person is justified in using deadly force when the force is ‘necessary to prevent death, great harm or the commission of a forcible felony.'” However, if the same law causes death, great harm, and the commissions of forcible felonies, then whoever signed it into law is responsible for it — and thus shooting them is legal. Weird little loophole, no?
Governor Bush calls it “a good, common-sense piece of legislation.” Good for him. Hope he avoids public places and people who think that he’s a threat of any kind.
The Miami Herald states, “the most probable impact is that the law will give defense lawyers an additional argument to justify shootings that heretofore would have automatically been deemed unlawful.”