Taking a stand against "Stand Your Ground" gun laws
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 01:03
March 10 - Opponents of so-called ''Stand Your Ground'' gun laws team up in Florida to protest new similar measures under consideration in the Florida state capital. Mana Rabiee reports.
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Taking a stand against "Stand Your Ground."
The parents of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin marched to the state capital in Tallahassee Monday morning.
They teamed up with Reverend Al Sharpton to demand a repeal of the controversial gun law.
"This law says you have no obligation to think. You can just react with deadly force."
The law allows people to use deadly force against an attacker.
But Tracy Martin and other opponents say the measure is a license to kill.
"It's a bad law. I think the language of the law is not clear."
"It lets people shoot and not be held accountable for it. You can shoot now and ask questions later."
Trayvon Martin was shot to death by volunteer neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in 2012.
Florida lawmakers are now considering new Stand Your Ground measures.
They would allows anyone to fire a warning shot if they fear for their life.
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