Stand Your Ground
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/AP) —Sybrina Fulton, the mother of South Florida teen Trayvon Martin, spoke to a Senate panel Tuesday in Washington urging states to clarify their “stand your ground” self-defense laws.
The father of slain teenager Trayvon Martin was in Tallahassee Thursday to continue his fight against Florida’s “stand your ground” law.
In the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a Senate committee approved a bi-partisan bill which proposes changes to neighborhood watch programs and the state’s “stand your ground” law.
A case that shocked the nation after a woman was sentenced to 20 years for firing a shot during an argument with her estranged husband may inspire a change in the law.