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Missouri Governor Vetoes Stand Your Ground Bill

Missouri Governor Vetoes Stand Your Ground Bill | Stand-Your-Ground Law | Scoop.it
SB656, a bill designed to change Missouri’s laws on self-defense laws, and make Missouri the first state since the Trayvon Martin incident to pass a stand your ground law, was vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon
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10 Quotes About Stand Your Ground Laws

10 Quotes About Stand Your Ground Laws | Stand-Your-Ground Law | Scoop.it
Statements against stand your ground laws made in the aftermath of the trial in Trayvon Martin's death. Some were very controversial, and overshadowed the tragedy itself.
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5 Alarming Facts About Stand Your Ground

5 Alarming Facts About Stand Your Ground | Stand-Your-Ground Law | Scoop.it
Some facts about stand your ground may be surprising.
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Mistrial Declared In Case of Alleged Gang Member Who Killed Councilman, Claimed Stand Your Ground

Mistrial Declared In Case of Alleged Gang Member Who Killed Councilman, Claimed Stand Your Ground | Stand-Your-Ground Law | Scoop.it
An alleged South Carolina gang member claimed stand your ground immunity in the murder of a city councilman.
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Why Santa Should Bypass Stand Your Ground States

Why Santa Should Bypass Stand Your Ground States | Stand-Your-Ground Law | Scoop.it
For his own safety, Santa Claus might want to bypass and avoid American states with stand your ground laws, or he may not be coming next year.
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A Manifesto of Second Amendment Responsibilities

A supporter of the movement to change or repeal stand your ground laws created what he calls a "manifesto" of 2nd Amendment responsibilities.
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ALEC: "No Stand On Gun Policy Whatsoever"

ALEC: "No Stand On Gun Policy Whatsoever" | Stand-Your-Ground Law | Scoop.it
ALEC has denied that the organization is involved in gun policy.
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The most vilified organizations in the history of American politics claims to have no plans to create any new policy or be involved in gun legislation.

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Pooping By Dog Leads To Father's Day Shooting

Pooping By Dog Leads To Father's Day Shooting | Stand-Your-Ground Law | Scoop.it
A Miami man, upset over a dog trying to poop on his son's lawn, told police he shot the dog owner on Father's Day because he felt threatened.
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Blind Man In Florida Stand Your Ground Case Wants His Guns Back

Blind Man In Florida Stand Your Ground Case Wants His Guns Back | Stand-Your-Ground Law | Scoop.it
A legally blind Florida man who was granted stand your ground immunity in the murder of a friend wants his guns back, and probably will get them.
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should he get his guns back?

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Stand Your Ground Protesters Arrested In Georgia

Stand Your Ground Protesters Arrested In Georgia | Stand-Your-Ground Law | Scoop.it
About two dozen stand your ground protesters were handcuffed and arrested at Georgia Senator Jesse Stone's office during a Moral Monday demonstration.
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bravo to these brave people

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Jordan Davis Family Prepares For Michael Dunn Trial

Jordan Davis Family Prepares For Michael Dunn Trial | Stand-Your-Ground Law | Scoop.it
CNN interview with Lucia Mcbath, the mother of 17-year-old Jordan Davis, gunned down as he sat in a friend's SUV in November, 2012.
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#JusticeForJordan

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Country Singer Wayne Mills Shot From Behind, Bar Owner Claims Self-Defense

Country Singer Wayne Mills Shot From Behind, Bar Owner Claims Self-Defense | Stand-Your-Ground Law | Scoop.it
After coming from a George Jones Tribute concert on a Friday night in Nashville last year, 'outlaw country' music performer Wayne Mills headed over to the Pit & Barrel, a popular down...
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Blind Man Who Killed Friend Freed By Stand Your Ground

Blind Man Who Killed Friend Freed By Stand Your Ground | Stand-Your-Ground Law | Scoop.it
A legally blind ex-Marine was granted stand your ground immunity after two years in a Florida Jail for killing a friend after a night of drinking.
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easy to see justification in a blind man's self-defense claim...right?

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Why Stand Your Ground Laws Won’t Stop A Mass Shooting

Why Stand Your Ground Laws Won’t Stop A Mass Shooting | Stand-Your-Ground Law | Scoop.it
Having a stand your ground law can't help stop a mass shooting, because without any warning or firepower to match, who can stand their ground against an AR-15 assault rifle wielded by a crazed gunman intent on carnage?
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What The Zimmerman Gun Auction Means

What The Zimmerman Gun Auction Means | Stand-Your-Ground Law | Scoop.it

George Zimmerman placed an online auction on the gun he used to fatally shoot Trayvon Martin. He said the U.S. Department of Justice returned the gun to him, after holding it since his acquittal on July 13, 2012. When many of us saw the name of America's human disaster trending...

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Teen Exonerated In Stand Your Ground Shooting

Teen Exonerated In Stand Your Ground Shooting | Stand-Your-Ground Law | Scoop.it
A Florida teenager in a stand your ground case who shot two people in what police called a road rage incident won't be tried as an adult on two felony counts of aggravated battery.
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A Theater Shooting You May Have Forgotten About

A Theater Shooting You May Have Forgotten About | Stand-Your-Ground Law | Scoop.it
Though police say it was clearly not a case of self-defense, and "stand your ground" is "off the table", a retired police captain who killed a man in a Florida movie theater have filed for stand your ground immunity.
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Concerned Puerto Rico Student Pens "Open Questions To All U.S. Christians"

Concerned Puerto Rico Student Pens "Open Questions To All U.S. Christians" | Stand-Your-Ground Law | Scoop.it
A concerned Puerto Rico student asks U.S. Christians a series of questions on gun control, immigration, climate change, politics, and religion.
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NRA Fired Up As Court Ruling Refuels Fight Over Stand Your Ground

NRA Fired Up As Court Ruling Refuels Fight Over Stand Your Ground | Stand-Your-Ground Law | Scoop.it
A road rage incident involving an Indiana family on the way to DisneyWorld in 2011 led to a major court ruling that is a severe setback for stand your ground laws.
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The NRA is fired up over this

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Ex-Prison Guard Not Charged In Shocking Chase, Killing In New York Subway [Video]

Ex-Prison Guard Not Charged In Shocking Chase, Killing In New York Subway [Video] | Stand-Your-Ground Law | Scoop.it
A retired prison guard hunts down and kills a man in a crowded New York subway station during rush hour, and is not arrested.
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Even by New York standards, this shooting is shocking

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Rev. Al Sharpton Leads Florida March Against Stand Your Ground

Rev. Al Sharpton Leads Florida March Against Stand Your Ground | Stand-Your-Ground Law | Scoop.it
Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network lead a march through Tallahassee to call for the repeal of “Stand Your Ground’ laws.
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8 Awful Closed Cases Of Stand Your Ground

8 Awful Closed Cases Of Stand Your Ground | Stand-Your-Ground Law | Scoop.it
Several cases involving stand your ground law were closed in 2013 with a sentencing or an acquittal.
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Petitions Against Stand Your Ground Reach Over 500,000 Names

Petitions Against Stand Your Ground Reach Over 500,000 Names | Stand-Your-Ground Law | Scoop.it
Over 500,000 names have been added to online petitions calling for a review, change, or end to stand your ground laws. A list of over a dozen online petitions.
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definitely a milestone

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Georgia Senator Hopes To End Stand Your Ground

Georgia Senator Hopes To End Stand Your Ground | Stand-Your-Ground Law | Scoop.it
SB 280, introduced by Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta), seeks to repeal the statute relating to "no duty to retreat" in Georgia's self-defense laws.
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Another Hoodie Wearing Young Man Chased, Killed In Florida

Another Hoodie Wearing Young Man Chased, Killed In Florida | Stand-Your-Ground Law | Scoop.it
In a case with echoes of the Trayvon Martin incident, a Florida man is reportedly claiming self-defense after chasing, confronting, and killing a young man wearing baggy pants and a hoodie.
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it's still not safe to wear a hoodie in Florida

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