Massachusetts Urged to Reject 'Stand Your Ground’ Bill in Wake of Trayvon Shooting

Two Boston city councilors want state lawmakers to reject a bill for a Florida-style “stand your ground” law in Massachusetts. The proposal, which would expand the right to use deadly force outside people’s homes, has become part of a national controversy after the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla.
April 3, 2012

Two Boston city councilors want state lawmakers to reject a bill for a Florida-style “stand your ground” law in Massachusetts. The proposal, which would expand the right to use deadly force outside people’s homes, has become part of a national controversy after the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla.

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