Originally Posted by Ataturk
The woman is convicted of attempted murder
and the news reports "warning shots"? That's the media we all know and love!
There is no such thing as a warning shot. That's another myth that stems predominately from TV dramas. You can argue until you're blue in the face but if you purposely fire a weapon in the direction of another it's not hard to take that as attempted murder. How is it that someone can claim a stand your ground defense when they left the home, retrieved a firearm and then went back to the home to confront an individual? This is another example of ignorance of the law and it's consequences. It's also another example of poor media coverage. Nothing new there, it's all spun up as usual.
Back to CCW....
Florida is a State where a simple firearms safety course, hunter's ed course, honorable discharge from the military and a scorecard from some type of shooting match qualifies you for a CCW permit. Does anyone see anything wrong with this picture? IMO there is nothing wrong with the stand your ground law. The real problem is the lack of a mandatory course specifically designed for CCW licensing. Our class consists of 8 to 10 hours of instruction. The legal presentation is about 3 to 4 hours long and is handled by a certified instructor who is also a lawyer. In our case it's the same lawyer who helped write the CCW laws that we currently have. We go through firearms safety and everyone has to shoot qualifying rounds with both a semi automatic and a revolver. There's more but all of it pertains to CCW. The instructors are all certified by the State. The course syllabus is approved at the county level by the Sheriff's department in each county where we teach the class. After successful completion of the course you receive the documents that you must present to the Sheriff's dept. in order to proceed with getting your permit.
As much as you hate to admit it Ataturk I am an expert pertaing to things involving CCW. In my State if someone with a CCW permit gets involved in an act of using a firearm the instructor/s who taught that person are almost always contacted by both the prosecutor and the individual's attorney.
If memory serves me Utah is another State where getting a CCW permit is similiar to the requirements Florida has.
Ataturk, you said you received no formal training whatsoever to get your CCW. What State do you hail from?