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NAACP Hopes To Overturn Stand Your Ground In FL

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guy with gunTown hall meetings are planned in Tallahassee and other major Florida cities in the wake of the recent verdict in George Zimmerman’s murder trial, meetings that will address the controversial ‘stand your ground’ law.

Dale Landry, the President of the Tallahassee Branch of the NAACP, told WCTV that the stand your ground law is not needed in Florida. State Rep. Dennis Baxley, however, said Monday that “our self-protection laws are very meaningful,” and that “if you empower people to stop violent acts they can, they will and they have.”

Florida’s law states people can defend themselves with force if they feel threatened in a place where they “have a legal right to be.”