Florida's New Gun Law Loosens Curbs

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Florida residents can now meet force with force — and shoot to kill to defend themselves — inside or outside of their homes. The change is the result of the "Stand Your Ground" measure signed into law by Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Gun lobbyists recently announced plans to introduce the measure in other states. We discuss self-defense and the law.


Leslie Clark, political reporter, The Miami Herald

George Fletcher, Cardozo Professor of Jurisprudence at Columbia Law School

State Rep. Dennis Baxley, (R-Ocala); sponsor of the "Stand Your Ground" bill in the Florida House

Rep. Dan Gelber, (D-Miami Beach); Florida representative opposed to the "Stand Your Ground " bill



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