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‘Stand your ground law’ survives Florida House vote
Quote:A panel of Florida legislators on Thursday easily defeated an effort to repeal the state's controversial "stand your ground law" Thursday following hours of passionate testimony.

The vote by a committee of the Republican-controlled House, which seemed unlikely just a few months ago, comes after the trial of George Zimmerman renewed scrutiny of the self-defense law that was first passed in 2005.

State Rep. Alan Williams, the sponsor of the measure, gave an impassioned plea to legislators that they consider the repeal by citing Martin's death.

"Let's repair the divide, whether it's seen or unseen, that this law appears to have given our communities around the state," said Williams, a Democrat from Tallahassee

But the House committee considering the bill voted decisively 11-2 against the measure. One of the strongest voices in support of retaining the law came from Rep. Matt Gaetz, who argued that the law had helped reduce the number of homicides in the state since its passage
It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
Happy to hear this news. I was concerned this would start a domino effect nation wide.
The law? The law is a human institution...
From my friend who lives in Florida: "...and the criminals lose out yet again. What a sad day for Liberals."
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