Time to repeal all “stand your ground” laws
Florida is only one of 24 states with a “stand your ground” law on its books, where vigilantes with guns can take the law into their own hands. And there are many more examples than Trayvon Martin where it resulted in a senseless death.
In a system that is already racially imbalanced, “stand your ground” laws only make it worse. White defendants like George Zimmerman who kill black people are far more likely to get acquitted than the reverse.
As Attorney General Eric Holder said, “it’s time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods.” Sign our petition, urging state legislatures to repeal their “stand your ground” laws.
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