BREAKING: Major Ruling AGAINST 2nd Amendment Rights in Florida

A Florida judge ruled this week that the state’s updated “stand your ground” law, which required prosecutors to disprove a defendant’s self-defense case at pretrial hearings, is unconstitutional. This controversial ruling could make its way to the state’s top court.

Fox News Reports:

Judge Milton Hirsch ruled that the amendment to the law allowed lawmakers to overstep their authority.

“As a matter of constitutional separation of powers, that procedure cannot be legislatively modified,” Hirsch wrote.

The Florida Supreme Court had ruled in 2015 to shift the burden to defendants, requiring them to prove in pretrial hearings that they were defending themselves in order to avoid prosecution on charges for a violent act.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the amended legislation, backed by the National Rifle Association, into effect in June. Prosecutors were strongly against the updated law because they believed it made it easier for defendants to get away from murder. Prosecutors also had to provide “clear and convincing” evidence that a defendant was not using the force as an act of self-defense.

The law was first passed in 2005 and it gave people the right to “shoot first” if they believed their lives were in danger at that moment.

“A person is justified in the use of deadly force and does not have a duty to retreat if: He or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself,” the Florida law states.

It also gave judges the right to dismiss charges against the defendant if they believed reasonable self-defense was used in the case.

In states without the “stand your ground law,” people must retreat first before using force.

 

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