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Florida Reviewing ‘Stand Your Ground’

Is this the beginning of the end? Florida's Speaker of the House announced on Friday that hearings will be held this fall on the state's infamous “Stand Your Ground” laws. The laws were largely unknown to people outside of the state before the Trayvon Martin case. But following the acquittal of 17-year-old Trayvon’s killer, George Zimmerman, the law became a rallying point for gun-control activists. One of the protesters' biggest demands: a thorough review of the decree itself—which allows the use of guns in self-defense.

August 3, 2013 10:53 AM