"No Retreat Law"

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  1. EddieS1967

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    See now, that's the kind of law Missouri needs!
     

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    Please note: From reading the account, it sounds as if the Florida law is just that, a "no retreat law" not the "shoot on sight law" that some would have us believe. Unlike some states in which you can protect your property only if you can do so without having any recourse to deadly force, in Florida you can intervene, even if you believe the altercation may escalate to one in which deadly force is necessary.

    It doesn't give the homeowner the right to use unwarranted deadly force any more than most states do with police officers. We ask police officers every day to intervene in situations in which they could be required to protect themselves by using deadly force. The actual use of deadly force by a police officer or in Florida, by a homeowner is still dependent on danger to his person not the property.