Rioter says: “We are coming to the suburbs, if we don’t get what we want.“
Not a good idea, skippy.
Let’s review the applicable rules:
In Florida, deadly force may be used to protect oneself from death or serious bodily injury, or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony.
Forcible felony, according to 776.08, includes arson, aggravated assault, and the unlawful throwing, placing, or discharging a destructive device or bomb, and any other felony that involves the use or threat of force.
Throwing a Molotov cocktail is arson, which is a forcible felony.
A Molotov cocktail is also considered to be a destructive device under 790.001.Throwing one is a forcible felony
Participating in a riot whereby the participants are forcibly and violently attempting to destroy any building is a forcible felony under 870.03.
Throwing stones and rocks into an occupied structure is a forcible felony under 790.19.
A person who is occupying a vehicle that is forcibly and unlawfully being entered is presumed to be in reasonable fear for his life under 776.013. A person who is attacked in his or her dwelling, residence, or vehicle has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and use or threaten to use force, including deadly force.
This means that anyone who attempts to forcibly pull me from my vehicle or riot in my neighborhood may be lawfully engaged with lethal force. I can give you a “no riot guarantee” within 500 yards of my house.