Stand Your Ground Law Hearing Today

The first in a series of public forums on Florida's Stand Your Ground gets under way today.

 A daylong meeting that looks at Florida's Stand Your Ground Law and invites public comments is under way today in Longwood.

The public meeting features law enforcement officials, attorneys and experts on the state's self-defense law, which has come under scrutiny since the shooting death of Sanford teenager Trayvon Martin.

What do you think about the Stand Your Ground Law? Let us know in the comments section.

The Florida Channel is streaming this meeting live on http://thefloridachannel.org.

The meeting includes comments from the public. People will direct comments to a task force assigned to review the law. The public is also invited to provide input by contacting the task force through the website www.FLGov.com/citizensafety or by emailing CitizenSafety@eog.myflorida.com.

For more information

  • Follow the task force on Twitter @FLCitizenSafety.
Joyce Logan June 13, 2012 at 03:14 AM
This is a very appropriate law that needs to remain as is. Otherwise only the illegal gun owners' will be able to attack and kill innocent citizens trying to live their lives in peace. In cases where the law is abused, it needs to be dealt with accordingly in the justice system and these people should not be allowed to get away without receiving the appropriate punishment.
Nick June 28, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Thats BS, if you are dirivng and some idiot pulls a gun on you and shoots you for whatever reason, he can "say" that you were trying to ram him felt in fear of his life and shot you in self defense. This law is stupid and doesn't help anyone.


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