Gov. Brewer Continues Support of Arizona's 'Stand Your Own Ground' Law

Gov. Jan Brewer said Tuesday that nothing in the death of Trayvon Martin or the acquittal of George Zimmerman of murder charges gives her second thoughts about signing Arizona's own "stand your ground'' law.
July 18, 2013
 

Gov. Jan Brewer said Tuesday that nothing in the death of Trayvon Martin or the acquittal of George Zimmerman of murder charges gives her second thoughts about signing Arizona's own "stand your ground'' law.

Arizona's version is somewhat more restrictive than the Florida statute.

It says there is no duty to retreat before threatening or using deadly physical force "if the person is in a place where the person may legally be and is not engaged in an unlawful act.''

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.

More from Public Safety & Justice