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Trayvon Martin’s mother testifies against ‘stand your ground’ laws

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Trayvon Martin’s mother testifies against ‘stand your ground’ laws

Trayvon Martin’s mother testified Tuesday on Capitol Hill that so-called “stand-your-ground” laws do not work and should be changed.

The testimony by Sybrina Fulton revived the controversy over both her son’s death and state gun laws. Martin’s mother told the panel that she attended the hearing so senators can “at least put a face with what has happened with this tragedy.”

“I just wanted to come here to…let you know how important it is that we amend this stand your ground because it certainly did not work in my case,” Fulton said, speaking without consulting prepared remarks. “The person that shot and killed my son is walking the streets today. This law does not work.”

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