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Legally Blind Man Shoots Intruder In Self-Defense

A legally blind man shot an intruder in self-defense Sunday night.

08/26/2014

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Judge Delays Ruling On ‘Stand Your Ground’ Hearing

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has postponed a decision on whether to hold an unprecedented second “stand your ground” hearing for a woman who received a lengthy prison sentence for firing a gun. […]

CBS Tampa–06/10/2014

The Rev. Al Sharpton has led a group of several hundred people on a march to the state Capitol to protest Florida's "stand your ground" law. PHOTO/Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Sharpton Leads March Against Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

The Rev. Al Sharpton has led a group of several hundred people on a march to the state Capitol to protest Florida’s “stand your ground” law.

03/10/2014

File photo of a person firing a gun. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Lawmakers Pushing Ahead With Warning Shot Bill

Florida legislators are pushing ahead with a bill designed to make it clear people can show a gun, or even fire a warning shot, without drawing a lengthy prison sentence.

CBS Tampa–01/09/2014

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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Trayvon’s Mom: Clarify Stand Your Ground Laws

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, is telling a Senate panel Tuesday that states must clarify their “stand your ground” self-defense laws.

CBS Tampa–10/29/2013

Grace Miranda and other supporters of Trayvon Martin gather for a rally in front of Florida Senator Marco Rubio's (R-FL) office to ask him to retract his support for Florida's so called 'Stand Your Ground' gun law following the Trayvon Martin killing on April 9, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Martin was killed by George Michael Zimmerman on February 26th while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Senators Approve Tweaks To “Stand Your Ground” Law

Lawmakers are considering changes to the “stand your ground” law that came under scrutiny after a neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman fatally shot an unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

CBS Tampa–10/08/2013

File photo of Florida Gov. Rick Scott. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Spent Nearly $173,000 Extra On Security For Zimmerman Verdict Protest

A month-long protest at the Florida Capitol following the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial is resulting in overtime expenses of nearly $173,000.

CBS Tampa–09/05/2013

Demonstrators attend a 'Justice For Trayvon' rally at Federal Plaza in the Loop on July 20, 2013 in Chicago, Ill. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Standoff Between Zimmerman Protesters, Florida Gov Not Ending Anytime Soon

A standoff between protesters and Gov. Rick Scott is showing no signs of ending anytime soon.

07/22/2013

Zimmerman Verdict Unlikely To Change States’ ‘Stand-Your-Ground’ Laws

Despite an outcry from civil rights groups, a call for close examination by President Barack Obama and even a 1960s-style sit-in at the Florida governor’s office, the jury’s verdict that George Zimmerman was justified in shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin is unlikely to spur change to any of the nation’s stand-your-ground self-defense laws.

CBS Tampa–07/21/2013

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