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Despite outcry, stand-ground law repeals unlikely

tibby2 Wrote: Jul 22, 2013 8:44 AM
Liberal blacks believe that Zimmerman would not have pulled the trigger if the guy on top of him were white.

MIAMI (AP) — Despite an outcry from civil rights groups, a call for close examination by President Barack Obama and even a 1960s-style sit-in at the Florida governor's office, the jury's verdict that George Zimmerman was justified in shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin is unlikely to spur change to any of the nation's stand-your-ground self-defense laws.

"I support stand your ground," Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said last week.

"I do not see any reason to change it," said Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, also a Republican.

At least 21 states have laws similar to that in Florida, according to the National Conference of State...