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Florida lawmakers to talk about ‘Stand Your Ground’

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Florida lawmakers to talk about ‘Stand Your Ground’

Democrats in the Florida legislature who have been demanding a special session to address the state’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law may have to settle for a committee hearing.

Majority Republicans say Democrats shouldn’t expect any abrupt changes in the statute, which has become associated with the Trayvon Martin case even though defendant George Zimmerman did not invoke the law in his defense.

Zimmerman of second-degree murder, critics of the decision have been trying to roll back the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which allows a potential victim to defend himself, even with deadly force, if he fears for his life.

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