Florida Reviewing ‘Stand Your Ground’

    SANFORD, FL - APRIL 12:  A woman walks past a memorial to Trayvon Martin outside The Retreat at Twin Lakes community where Trayvon was shot and killed by George Michael Zimmerman while on neighborhood watch patrol on April 12, 2012 in Sanford, Florida.  Second degree murder charges have been brought against defendant George Zimmerman who was not charged with any crime initially due to Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' self-defense law.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    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.

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