Sarah Dear

Aug 17, 2005
New England
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I'll bet the tourist industry loves her. :D


Based on the results of elections the past few cycles, I think the majority of Americans ignore her, and see her for what she really is.

I also base tha on the current number of CCW states, especially shall issue states, versus where we were ten years ago.

I've got my proof, where's hers? Why haven't we heard about all the "Drive-By Bayonettings" that were supposed to happen after the AWB susnseted?
Derek, it's just a desperate attempt by a thoroughly discredited organization. They KNOW the cities don't have the votes to push their Liberal Agenda, but, being Obsessive Complusive (Liberalism is O/C), they just can't help themselves.

Besides, in their wild dreams, they think they actually CAN make changes, if just they could get their word out. [roll]
There's more. Here's a view from abroad. They are going to spend money advertising in foreign newspapers.

Florida tourists warned that locals could shoot them


IT IS Britain's most popular transatlantic holiday destination, attracting more than 1.5 million visitors a year with its sun-drenched beaches, theme parks and wildlife.

But Florida's £30 billion tourism industry is under threat from a campaign launched by a gun-control group which warns visitors they could be killed.

A series of alarming adverts, to be placed in British newspapers, warns potential tourists about a new law allowing gun owners to shoot anyone they believe threatens their safety.

It means thousands of British families who travel to the Sunshine State are now caught up in the ongoing political row over gun control in the United States.

The Florida law, supported by the National Rifle Association, was approved by the state legislature in April.
The state's governor, Jeb Bush - whose brother is the US president - described it as a "good, commonsense, anti-crime issue".

Critics call it the "shoot first" law and say it allows gun owners to shoot if they engage in a simple argument in public. Supporters call it the "stand your ground" law and say criminals will think twice before attacking someone.
Previously, gun owners could only use their weapons if they first attempted to withdraw and avoid a confrontation, and were permitted to shoot threatening individuals only inside their home or property.

Now they can use "deadly force" if they "reasonably believe" that firing their gun is necessary to prevent a crime or serious injury. The law also effectively prevents civil legal action by victims of such shootings.

The Brady Campaign to Control Gun Violence, based in Washington DC, has pledged to "educate" tourists by placing adverts in US cities, and in key overseas markets such as Britain.

"Warning: Florida residents can use deadly force," says one of the adverts. Another reads: "Thinking about a Florida vacation? Please ensure your family is safe. In Florida, avoid disputes. Use special caution in arguing with motorists on Florida roads."

The Brady Campaign - named after Jim Brady, the spokesman for Ronald Reagan who was paralysed by a gunshot during the 1981 assassination attempt on the then-president - promises to also run adverts in French, German and Japanese newspapers. The campaign officers also plan to hand out leaflets on roads leading into the state.

Peter Hamm, the communications director of the Brady Campaign, said: "It's a particular risk faced by travellers coming to Florida for a vacation because they have no idea it's going to be the law of the land. If they get into a road rage argument, the other person may feel he has the right to use deadly force."

Tourism officials in Florida are furious at the move. Bud Nocera, the executive director of Visit Florida, said: "It is sad that such an organisation would hold the 900,000 men and women who work in the Florida tourism industry, and whose lives depend on it, hostage to their political agenda."

The Association of British Travel Agents yesterday said the posters were "a matter of concern", but said there was unlikely to be a drop in the number of visitors to Florida.

It said 1.4 million Britons made the journey last year, attracted by the weather and resorts such as Disneyworld and the Kennedy Space Centre.

A spokeswoman said: "We would offer the same advice about Florida as we would any other part of the United States. As far as we are concerned, nothing has changed."

More than 80 million tourists from around the world visited Florida last year, boosting an industry that accounts for one-fifth of the state economy.

Actually, she may be HELPING Florida's Tourist Industry. Think Britain has a LOW crime rate since guns were banned? Think the Brit's know this? I'd bet they do, and hopefully see Florida as safer than Britain, since Britain DAMNED sure isn't safer than it was.
So like petulant, spoilt children the will strike out at anything, in this case the Florida Tourism industry. Not very bright, because it could well cause a backlash.
Puh-leeze... But, you know, she does have a good point. Maybe if everybody thought they'd get shot if they picked fights with somebody over something miniscule then we'd all be a lot more polite. Not a bad idea really.
I'll bet that FL's trouism rate soars now. And I'm serious about that - it's not sarcasim. All polls taken show that people do not believe we need more laws and that people have a right to bear arms.
Well...maybe some pro-gun organization here in the United States should put ads in travel magazines and such advising people not to visit Great Britain where the right of self-defense no longer exists, and violent crime especially gun crime has increased since the relatively new Draconian laws regarding self-defense and firearms was implemented. the ad might suggest that tourists are ideal targets for armed robbery and worse and that any attempt to resist could result in arrest by the police. Don't expect bystanders to assist or even report an assualt either. People are advised by law enforcement authorities not to involve themselves. The old common law concept of the "hue and cry" is all but extinct.

The stats on Florida violent crime only reinforce that an armed society is indeed a polite society. A British subject in Florida is not only safer there, but would have the right to defend him or herself. While it is true that as a non-resident alien, posession of a firearm would not be possible, the right to fight back by any means is still unimpeded. I would imagine that anyone from Britain who desired it, could engage the services of an armed bodyguard much easier in Florida than they could in Britain but that is only speculative.

The lengths that the gun grabbers will go to !

Maybe somebody should take out ads suggesting that tourists avoid high crime areas, like Sarah's home state.

Florida ought to sue the crap out of the Brady Foundation, bankrupt them for slander and willful mischief. That, ot indict the perps in absentia.
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