Sunday, July 21, 2013

Gov. Scott: "Stand Your Ground" Law Will Keep State Safe

After resisting, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) met with protesters holding a sit-in outside his office following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin. The protesters demanded the repeal of Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law, which permits people to use deadly force when they feel threatened, even if retreat is possible. Less than 24 hours after the meeting, Scott rejected calls for the law's elimination. Instead, he cited two actions he has taken: speaking to Trayvon Martin's mother and calling for a day of prayer on Sunday, July 21. Speaking to reporters, Scott explained why he won't also request a special legislative session to repeal the law: "I support the Stand Your Ground Law. I think it's the right law for our state... It's going to help keep our state safe." Watch:

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