It is Florida and I should have expected Florida Columnist to do his dumb thing.  So Fred Grimm opened his laptop and penned this idiocy.


Not all that shocking, I suppose, coming from the state that concocted America’s first “Stand Your Ground” self-defense statute. I suppose if Florida sanctions gunning down a human if a gunman experiences a bit of trepidation, it’s not much of a leap to authorize mass iguanacide. And pity the poor geckos caught in the crossfire.

First, let’s get the legal crap out of the way: You can’t kill any animal in the state of Florida  in a cruel manner as it is stated in FS 828.12

828.12 Cruelty to animals.—(1) A person who unnecessarily overloads, overdrives, torments, deprives of necessary sustenance or shelter, or unnecessarily mutilates, or kills any animal, or causes the same to be done, or carries in or upon any vehicle, or otherwise, any animal in a cruel or inhumane manner, commits animal cruelty, a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or both.

And if you do not kn ow what killing with cruelty is, then the problem is with you and the disappearing nighborhood cats.

Now, at the other thing: Dear Fred, baby, mi amigo. I know you hate Stand Your Ground like you hate Trump, but you cannot write an article about how bad is going to be for the uniformed people if they don’t know how to kill iguanas humanly and at the same time lie about Stand Your Ground.

Stand Your Ground cannot be claiming whenever somebody feels a bit of trepidation (like when you see a Hillary video) but as part of the chain of Self defense which includes among others the very important reasonable fear of death or grave bodily harm.  You getting a small woody because you got to read a tweet from Michelle Obama does not reach that level.

Second, Stand Your Ground was not a Florida concoction. Stand Your Ground cases before the Supreme Court date back to 1895, yet he seems to need to continue the false narrative that it was an evil preparation one in the Florida cauldron of the NRA.

As a journalist (yeah right) it should behoove you to publish accurate information and not what the gun control groups that rub your intellectual  tummy say it is. Notice I am not asking you for the truth, but for a degree of accuracy. If you would happen to hit it in the same zip code, your readers would stay out of jail and appreciate your word.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

2 thoughts on “The Iguana Cause for Gun Control.”
  1. “Stand your ground,” or rather not having any duty to retreat as part of an affirmative claim of self-defense, isn’t just older than Florida… It’s older than the United States.

    Under the common law England, there was no duty to retreat under the law. We inherited our common law from them after ‘76.

  2. “then the problem is with you and the disappearing nighborhood cats.”
    Obviously you are not familiar with the coywolf invasion on the East Coast. The favorite meal for coywolves here in NC are cats. They make the perfect meal, are nocturnal, and must be quite tasty. So, don’t automatically think that some two legged sadist is out killing the kitties. Chances are that is it a coywolf.
    -Meet the Coywolf: –

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