News item: State Rep. Dennis Baxley, professional mortician and legislative sponsor of Florida’s stand your ground self-defense gun law, said it doesn’t make sense for tourists to boycott Florida over the law, because it was written to protect them.
“If you’re here with your family and you want to feel safe that if you defend yourself or your family from a hotel invasion, or if somebody trying to carjack you, and you have to meet force with force, that the state of Florida is going to stand with you,” Baxley told National Public Radio.
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