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    Greg and Beth

    the political and personal musings of two
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    A Good Reason Not To Jack Cars In Florida Comment
    Gregory Morris, 11/17/08 8:47:31 pm
    Because you will probably get yourself shot.

    Seriously, if you are a criminal, wanting to jack a car, you have to weigh the fact that 1 in 25 Floridians have concealed weapons permits, and the rest of them can LEGALLY CARRY A GUN IN THEIR CAR WITHOUT ONE. That's right. Here in the gunshine state, the only license we need to keep and bear arms in our automobiles is the Second Amendment.

    You'd think thugs like this would take a hint. I think most of them do, because you don't hear about too many car jackings around here. But some criminals are either just too stupid, or love tempting Darwin.

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    Re: A Good Reason Not To Jack Cars In Florida
    Justin Buist, 11/17/08 10:06:40 pm
    I still remember the media pushing stories of tourists getting mugged, car jacked, etc. in Florida back around 1988 or 1999. Watched the stories on ABC World News at my grand parent's place. (I was born in 1980 for reference purposes, and yes, I watched the news at that age, with interest.)

    When did FL get Shall Issue CCW permits again? Oh yeah, 1987. I'm seeing a connection there. Tourists don't have CCW permits!

    The criminal element is either getting dumber or more desperate.
    Re: A Good Reason Not To Jack Cars In Florida
    Gregory Morris, 11/18/08 6:23:28 am
    Tourists have always been a target of crime since there was such a thing as tourism. It makes sense because tourists tend to have money, are not intimately familiar with the area, and they stick out in a crowd. It still happens, and will continue to happen everywhere in the world. Of course, in FL, tourists are still allowed to carry a gun in their car. They are also allowed to get a non-resident concealed carry license if they are US citizens. But generally they don't. Florida residents on the other hand are quite likely to be carrying, or at least have an old revolver in their glove box.

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