FL: Self-defense law gets man released from jail
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Gunfire erupted on a Newtown street in May, leaving Patrick Barbour dead on the road and Alphonse Gallo in jail facing a murder charge and the possibility of life behind bars. But a judge listened to the details of the killing and ruled that Gallo, 35, should not be prosecuted for murder because of Florida’s stand-your-ground law, which allows people to use deadly force to defend themselves. Gallo testified that Barbour and several other men confronted him May 15 …. The two had a minor fight about 30 minutes earlier. Gallo testified that Barbour, 24, threatened to rob him and then pulled a handgun from a pocket. Gallo, who had a concealed weapons permit to carry a handgun, said he drew his own gun and fired at Barbour three times.
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FL leads the way to common sense. Time to take back the Rights as embodied by the Second Amendment. We need Vermont-style open and concealed carry. Let’s sprinkle some sheepdogs in among the sheep. That should surprise the you-know-what out of those predators who make victims out of people who have been deprived of their RIGHT of self-defense by the Gooferment!
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