DeSantis New Anti-Mob Legislation Allows Force Against Violent Rioters and Looters

Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, has drafted new legislation that will expand on the “Stand Your Ground” law in the state.

The bill would allow for armed citizens to defend themselves with force against a violent mob and looters.

The Miami Herald reports that the “proposal would expand the list of ‘forcible felonies’ under Florida’s self-defense law to justify the use of force against people who engage in criminal mischief that results in the ‘interruption or impairment’ of a business, and looting, which the draft defines as a burglary within 500 feet of a ‘violent or disorderly assembly.’”

The bill would also enhance penalties for criminals involved in violent riots and looting.

Currently, Florida's Stand Your Ground law does not contain the duty to retreat prior to using force to defend oneself, according to the Miami Herald report.

“In 2017, Florida lawmakers changed the law, forcing prosecutors to shoulder the burden of disproving a defendant’s claims of self-defense,” the paper added. “Prosecutors must prove by ‘clear and convincing’ evidence that someone was not acting in self-defense.”

Democrats are calling this bill an "incitement to violence" after we've witnessed an entire summer of violent riots and looting.

“It allows for vigilantes to justify their actions,” Denise Georges, a former Miami-Dade County prosecutor, told the Herald. “It also allows for death to be the punishment for a property crime — and that is cruel and unusual punishment. We cannot live in a lawless society where taking a life is done so casually and recklessly.”

However, a new law won't necessarily solve the problem as one of the main concerns among conservatives seems to be the selective enforcement of current laws already on the books.

Perhaps you could ask the Kyle Rittenhouse attorneys.

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7 thoughts on “DeSantis New Anti-Mob Legislation Allows Force Against Violent Rioters and Looters”

  1. It’s about time , a Governor with BALLS stands up against the CRIMINAL ELEMENT.INSTEAD of “KOW TOWING to them and the LIBERALS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I like the IDEA, that would allow one a person that is LAWFUL , to protect them selves against the UNLAWFUL, and not end up in jail while the UNLAWFUL get, a get out of jail card.

  3. Thank You Governor !! Hang tough, I know you’re taking a lot of flack from the left, but when the time comes they will be thankful that you’re doing this. They don’t think that there will ever be a need. We know that the need will be real soon, when this fraud is overturned. Our Police will need us to handle what we have to, because they can’t be everywhere all the time. Thanks again !!

  4. So glad that I live in Florida where we have a Governor who stands up for the rights of our citizens! It has been frightening to see home owners in other States arrested and accused of crimes for trying to protect themselves and their property-arrested just for showing that they have a gun!!! I doubt ANTIFA or BLM will choose to attack neighborhoods or businesses knowing that in FLORIDA, residents can protect themselves!!!

    1. Governor,
      Please restore the second amendment in Florida, We lost it when Gov. Scott passed the red flag law. This allows gun confiscation without a warrant, or proof of a criminal action.