There are a bunch of liberals who are claiming that they are going to boycott Florida because of ‘stand your ground’ laws. The latest of these is Stevie Wonder, who is claiming that he will boycott any state that has a ‘stand your ground’ law.
So Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming are all off limits? Does this mean he will shut down the LA radio station he owns? Will he avoid his home in Woodland Hills, CA? Or is he just another bloviating idiot who doesn’t know what he is talking about?

 What many of the liberals forget is just how Florida got to where it is with regards to self defense. In 1993, a British tourist was shot and killed by a group of teens, the youngest of which was only 13 years old. The 13 year old offender had already been arrested 15 times, the earliest of which was when the teen was 8. Also arrested were two 17-year-olds and a 15-year-old, according to
reports. All were charged with murder and attempted first-degree murder. Gary Colley, 34, died in the driver’s seat. He had been startled awake
by young black males demanding money. His longtime companion, Margaret
Ann Jagger, 35, left a trail of blood as she called an operator from a
telephone only a few feet away and screamed, “There’s blood all coming
out of his mouth, and I think he’s dying.”

Colley was the ninth foreign tourist that was slain that year. The killings generated sensational headlines in European newspapers and led to mass cancellations of Florida vacations. In fact, 1993 marked the year that Florida was declared to be the murder capitol of America. This was a trend that was long in coming. In 1989, there were 35 tourists killed statewide. The rampant crime was one reason behind Florida becoming a ‘shall issue’ state.

That was the Florida that liberals would rather have than the one we have today.

Floridians decided to DO something about it. Each of Florida’s rest stops had armed guards posted or were shut down if they did not.

Tourists still get killed here, but not as frequently. Look at this case from Tampa (just ignore the fact that it was committed by young black males- don’t be a racist). Florida’s murder rate tells the story:

1988 Florida Murder Rate: 11.5 Nationwide Murder rate: 8.5
1990 Florida Murder Rate: 10.7 Nationwide Murder rate: 9.4
1993 Florida Murder Rate: 9.0 Nationwide Murder rate: 9.5
1995 Florida Murder Rate: 7.35 Nationwide Murder rate: 8.2
1997 Florida Murder Rate:  6.9 Nationwide Murder rate: 6.8
2000 Florida Murder Rate:  5.68 Nationwide Murder rate:  5.5
2005 Florida Murder Rate:  4.99 Nationwide Murder rate: 5.6
2011 Florida Murder Rate: 5.2 Nationwide Murder rate: 4.7

Florida once had a murder rate that was 135% of the national average. Within 5 years, the state was lower than average. Now it has crept back up to 110% of the average. The difference is that we aren’t going to stand for it.

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SiGraybeard · July 17, 2013 at 12:58 am

Do you remember that around that time in 1993 that killing tourists was so common that a punk rock group called itself "Dead German Tourist"?

Remember the signs showing the barrel end – of a revolver IIRC – with the saying "Miami: See It Like a Native"?

I don't see how anyone can say Florida is a more dangerous place since concealed carry became more widespread and SYG laws were adopted. It has been an uphill slog all the way to get here.

TOTWTYTR · July 17, 2013 at 2:24 am

I remember that on one trip to Florida, the rental companies had removed their logos from the cars because it made it too easy for criminals identify the marks.

I'm in AL a few times a year and invariably make a side trip to FL. While AL will recognize my pistol permit, sadly FL won't. One of these trips I'm going to have to make my way to the Dept. of Agriculture office nearest me and get that non resident license.

Fortunately, most of the states in the south will honor my permit.

I travel and rest much better knowing that.

Anonymous · July 17, 2013 at 8:35 pm

The goblins would wait by the airport exit and watch for rental cars,(these cars had special license tags) and then follow the car. Because the street signage was so bad in Miami the tourists wound up in Liberty City and thats all she wrote….victims

Anonymous · July 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm


What state are you from?

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