DeSantis New Anti-Mob Legislation Allows Deadly 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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26 thoughts on “DeSantis New Anti-Mob Legislation Allows Deadly Force Against Violent Rioters and Looters”

  1. Someone has finally addressed the best way to handle this terrible situation. I would hope that all states would follow this model.

  2. Of course the Demon C’d rat mobsters wouldn’t want to turn over the apple cart and loose the threat power rioters have given them. Their machine needs to be broken to pieces, starting with unions and ending with DNC.

  3. Only Just, when law enforcement can not or will not protect you from deadly harm by rioters. You have a right to protest and protect yourself from people trying to silence you.

    1. Stephen,
      If you have been keeping up, the “police” have been ORDERED by democommunist “mayors” and “governors” to “stand down” and let the looter, murderers , and terrorists do as they please. SO what you are stating is already happening. The “police” have no intention of protecting you, because if they DO, they will be fired for doing so.

  4. Absolutely! This is something that should be enacted nation wide. I hope the good citizens of Florida appreciate their governor.

  5. Right now my biggest fear is Trump losing. I think Stand your Ground is a good thing. It must actually protect those being forced to protect themselves.

  6. THAT is the best idea I have heard in a LONG time. (and LONG overdue)
    These are not just “property crimes” many people have been maimed, seriously injured, or DIED from these mobs of soros/dnc-paid TERRORIST criminals. The time has come to “step up” and send a few (or MANY) to a permanent ‘dirt nap” and perhaps the “survivors” will finally realize those soros/dnc $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ are not worth dying for, and will head back to their parent’s basement “safe space”. video games, coloring book, crayons, and go back to screaming at their “Moon god”again.

  7. A citizen has to do what a citizen has to do. Thanks Governor Ron. Finally someone standing up to the bullies and lawless! No one should have to live in fear because they protected themselves, their property or their family from the mod. Law enforcement does all they can, but they cant do it all by themselves. When did it become wrong to assist our police or protect ourselves or our family.

  8. This is much needed – it attempts to codify personal defense in a situation where all law & enforcement is absent – similar to the situations this past summer in large cities where mayors and governors abrogated their responsibilities to maintain such order and created not only de facto, but de jure law enforcement by mob rule…if such a situation DOES occur in any of our towns & cities, law-abiding citizens need to know they have the law & the state at their ‘six’…

  9. WAY TO GO GOVERNOR ! The marxist-oriented Antifa and BLM will be thinking twice before they loot, burn and injure. Constitution, law-abiding Americans are going to be well-prepared for any emergency. THANK YOU GOVERNOR !!

  10. Kudos for DeSantis. The lawlessness has gone on for way too long now. The “mob behavior” is crazy and very scary!! Defacing our memorials, tearing them down with no regard for the “rule of law” or our culture. I’m not so sure a law like stand your ground will curtail the vandalism, looting and setting fires to businesses. I pray for a good outcome.

  11. When you just have peaceful protesting, a problem, but legal. Rioting and looting is a criminal act and as in Portland, acts of terrorism. If directed at a business or home or person, then self defense is legal or should be. The degree of sell defenses can vary, but if persons are out to do damages and possibly harm someone. Then deadly force should be legal. But you had better be able to prove it and see what happens next.
    Chicago being the murder capital of the United States, I’d shoot to kill if I was attacked.

  12. I not only agree with DeSantis, years ago I had a Los Angeles county Sheriff tell me that we have a constitutional right to defend ourselves, that’s common sense.
    These thugs are going around burning down cities, killing adults and kids and politicians are worried about their rights, not the people they’re assaulting?