Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Tourists to Florida Get a Warning as Greeting - New York Times

Robert Heinlein once maintained that a well armed populace was a polite one. On the whole these are useful travel hints for tourists from New York City:

Tourists to Florida Get a Warning as Greeting
Barbara P. Fernandez for The New York Times
MIAMI, Oct. 3 - A national gun-control group is riling Gov. Jeb
Bush andFlorida's mighty tourism industry by warning visitors that arguing with
locals here could get them shot.

The group, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, based in Washington, began handing out fliers at Miami International Airport on Monday, cautioning visitors to take "sensible precautions" and to be aware that altercations on highways, in nightclubs or on the beach could provoke a shooting.

An image of a poster from the Brady Campaign that informs
tourists visiting Florida about the state's "stand your ground" law.

The fliers offer tips like "Do not argue unnecessarily with
local people," and "If someone appears to be angry with you, maintain to the
best of your ability a positive attitude and do not shout or make threatening

The group said it was passing out the fliers to protest
Florida's new "stand your ground" law, which lets people use guns or other
deadly force to defend themselves in public places without first trying to

1 comment:

Eiranai said...

Jesus! What the hell is wrong with people from Florida? I would expect that kind of stuff from Texas but Florida?