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Stand Your Ground

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Supreme Court To Weigh If Felons Can Stand Their Ground

The Florida Supreme Court will consider whether convicted felons have the right to claim immunity under the state’s controversial “stand your ground” self-defense law, even if they are barred from possessing guns in the first place.

07/02/2014

Andrew Rolle (Source: CBS4)

Fmr. Partner Of Slain Miami Officer In Trial Of Alleged Killer

Day two is underway in the trial of a man accused of killing a Miami Police officer.

06/25/2014

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Success For Gun Owners & 2nd Amendment Defenders In 2014

Gun owners and defenders of the second amendment saw success during the 2014 Florida legislative session, but one battle is still being waged.

05/05/2014

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Court: Prison Guard Can Use ‘Stand Your Ground’

An appeals court Friday ruled that a correctional officer can use the state’s controversial “stand your ground” law in a case stemming from an altercation with an inmate.

03/28/2014

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House Passes Warning Shot Bill

The Florida House voted 93-24 to pass the “warning shot” bill, which would allow individuals to fire a warning shot instead of retreating from the threat of death or bodily harm.

03/20/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

State House To Take Up “Warning Shot” Bill

The Florida House will take up a so-called ‘warning shot’ bill on Thursday which would allow people to fire a warning shot instead of retreating when threatened with death or bodily harm.

03/20/2014

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Senate Panel Backs Bipartisan Tweak To ‘Stand Your Ground’

A bipartisan bill that would tweak the controversial “stand your ground” self-defense law sailed through the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Monday, passing unanimously with the backing of both the National Rifle Association and Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown.

03/17/2014

The families of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis joined a group of several hundred demonstrators, headed by civil rights activist Al Sharpton, in a protest rally on the streets of Tallahassee against the "stand your ground" law which they said gives someone a license to get away with murder.  (Source: CBS)

Trayvon Martin’s Parents To Address Legislators On “Stand Your Ground” Law

The parents of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis are scheduled to testify Monday before a legislative committee considering changes to the state’s so-called “stand your ground” law.

03/10/2014

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Legislature To Consider Bills Which Tweak State’s Gun Laws

When the state’s Legislature convenes on Tuesday there will be several gun legislation bills up for consideration. Florida’s gun-friendly laws drew national attention after several prominent shootings.

03/02/2014

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Warning Shot Bill Moving Ahead In Florida

There’s a push by some Florida legislators to make it clear that people can show a gun, or fire a warning shot, without getting a long prison sentence.

CBS Miami–01/08/2014

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