Stand Your Ground laws

South Carolina Legislators Want 'Stand Your Ground' Expanded To Fetuses
Is the effort to expand Stand Your Ground laws to fetuses really an end run to a personhood statute? Read more...
Expansion Of 'Stand Your Ground' Laws Are  Making Florida More Dangerous
In Florida, they are living in the Age of Crazy, because after the Trayvon Martin tragedy, instead of passing laws to protect the innocent from aggressive nutjobs, they just made it easier to kill people. Read more...
Effort To Repeal ‘Stand Your Ground’ Fails In FL. Guess What's Next?
A panel of Florida legislators voted down an attempt to repeal the state’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law. Read more...
Spawned in Florida, 'stand your ground' laws affect everyone. By calling for the laws' repeal, the Dream Defenders are defending us all. Read more...
New Ad Re-enacts Trayvon Martin Shooting To Push For Repeal Of Stand Your Ground Laws
A new powerful ad is the first salvo in a long-term campaign to repeal ALEC-written Stand Your Ground laws. Read more...

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Morning Open Thread
With George Zimmerman off the hook for shooting Trayvon Martin, Shoot-em-up Charlie takes a look at how the case was won. Read more...
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday reacted to the acquittal of former neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman by saying that states needed to reexamine so-called "stand your ground" laws that allow the use of deadly force without a duty to retreat. Read more...
The Daily Show's John Oliver proceeded to lay into Florida after the "truly depressing" not guilty verdict of George Zimmerman. Read more...
Protesters angry over the George Zimmerman verdict blocked a Los Angeles freeway on Sunday night, while about 80 marched to the CNN building in Hollywood just after midnight Monday, causing police to declare an unlawful assembly. Read more...