- -04-26-05 Florida Passes a "Shoot First" Law (CBS News)
"With a National Rifle Association lobbyist at his side, Gov. Jeb Bush signed a law Tuesday to make it clear that people have a right to meet 'force with force' to defend themselves on the street."
"The measure, which passed the Legislature overwhelmingly earlier this year, says that people who are under attack do not have to retreat before responding. They have the right to 'meet force with force, including deadly force if they reasonably believe it is necessary to do so.' " 4-05
- -07-30-05 Senate Votes to Shield Gun Manufacturers from Lawsuits (MSNBC News)
"The Senate voted Friday to shield firearms manufacturers, dealers and importers from lawsuits brought by victims of gun crimes, a measure opponents said had been ordered up by the gun lobby." Democrats won inclusion this year of a new requirement that each handgun be sold with a separate child safety or locking device, unless purchased by government officials or police officers. Any violation could be punished by the suspension of a dealer's license, a $10,000 fine, or both." 7-05