A House panel overwhelmingly rejected an attempt Thursday to repeal Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” law, with supporters saying it’s a needed self-defense measure and critics condemning it as a Wild West throwback.
The House Criminal Justice subcommittee heard more than three hours of testimony before voting 11-2 to kill the bid by Rep. Alan Williams, D-Tallahassee, to erase the 2005 law.
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