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Stand Your Ground laws explained

Published On: Jul 19 2013 01:22:23 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 19 2013 01:41:42 PM CDT

The Zimmerman trial has brought to light Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law. Take a look at which other states have similar laws and how the laws actually work.

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What are the changes of the law getting repealed? Not good, right now. The NRA is strong in the 22 states that have the laws, and law experts have noted that there may be some popular appeal to the notion that citizens should be able to protect themselves and not run from crime. Also, the laws are relatively new and it's unlikely the same legislators who put the laws on the books would suddenly be inclined to think they were wrong.

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