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A police officer holds the gun used to kill Trayvon Martin at George Zimmerman's murder trial. ( Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Legislators Shoot Down Effort To Repeal ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

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.

11/08/2013

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Big Change In Gun Law Not Expected From Task Force

As a task force on Florida’s much-debated “stand your ground” law finished its final meeting Tuesday, its draft report recommended no sweeping changes to the statute and a key legislative leader said he would not favor such changes if they were recommended.

11/13/2012