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Florida Lawmakers REJECT Repeal of Stand Your Ground

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An overwhelming number of Florida legislators have rejected a call for a special session to repeal the state’s “stand your ground” law.

According to an Associated Press report from Tallahassee, the Department of State on Aug. 20 released a final tally. It showed 108 legislators voted against the special session while 47 voted for it. Four legislators didn’t vote.

The vote was triggered by a written request by 33 legislators for the special session. They were urged to do so by protesters upset with the July verdict in the George Zimmerman case.

A “yes” vote by three-fifths of the Republican-majority Legislature would have resulted in a special session.

The vote was split largely along partisan lines. Seven Democrats joined with Republicans in voting no.

Protesters who pushed for the poll of the Legislature ended their protest at the Florida Capitol a week before the vote was announced.

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  • Opie

    It’s a good law that saves lives. I don’t understand the protesters, they need to get their facts straight. Zimmerman shot in self defense. It had nothing to do with the stand your ground law.

    • Brad

      exactly, SYG says that even if you can run away you do not have to. In the zimmerman thing, he was on his back getting his head beat into the ground. There was no ability, avenue, or way for him to run. Therefore SYG does not apply and plain old self defense rules.

  • Ironhorse

    Im not feeding this crap anymore. I was over al long time ago

  • opie is dumb

    the facts were zimmerman shot in self defense After he provoked the fight and was getting his ass kicked , the only thing that woykd have made it better is if both idiots would have died not just the thug

    • AR-PRO

      Wow, what a moronic statement..

    • bulldog1982

      So you’re kind of a dumbass aren’t you?

    • helper921

      You have your opinion and that’s fine. There is NO EVIDENCE that eludes to Zimmerman provoking anything. Of course there are thousands of I’ll informed people in this country who may hold the same opinion as you…and that’s OK too. It’s what makes this country great…our freedom of speech.

  • Raymond – Jesus is Lord.

    HOW TO INSTALL A SOUTHERN HOME SECURITY SYSTEM

    1. Go to a secondhand store and buy a pair of men’s used size 14-16 work
    boots.

    2. Place them on your front porch, along with a copy of Guns & Ammo
    Magazine.

    3. Put four giant dog dishes next to the boots and magazines.

    4. Leave a note on your door that reads:

    “Bubba,

    Bertha, Duke, Slim, & I went for more ammo and beer. Be back in an hour.
    Don’t mess with the pit bulls; they attacked the mailman this morning and
    messed him up bad. I don’t think Killer took part, but it was hard to tell
    from all the blood. Anyway, I locked all four of ’em in the house.

    Better wait outside. Be right back.

    “Cooter”