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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

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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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New “Stand Your Ground” Case Could Head To Supreme Court

A divided appeals court on Thursday threw out second-degree murder charges against a man who fatally shot two others outside a Chili’s restaurant in a case that could renew debate on the state’s “stand your ground” law.

01/02/2014

George Zimmerman at his bond hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

George Zimmerman Posts Bond And Is Released From Jail

Bond has been set at nine-thousand dollars for George Zimmerman after his most recent arrest in a domestic disturbance case with his new girlfriend.

CBS Miami–11/19/2013

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Felon Wants High Court To Consider “Stand Your Ground” Defense

The conviction of a Palm Beach County man who was not allowed to use the state’s “stand your ground” self-defense law may be taken up by Florida’s Supreme Court.

11/14/2013

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