Civil rights leaders and celebrities took aim Wednesday at Florida’s stand your ground law, threatening boycotts and planning to use the law as a wedge issue in next year’s campaigns in Florida and across the nation.
The demand for a repeal of the National Rifle Association-backed law came in response to neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman’s acquittal Saturday in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, in nearby Sanford.
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Palm Beach Post staff writers Susan Salisbury and John Kennedy contributed to this story.