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Feedback at 5:00: Stand Your Ground Law

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The not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial is renewing calls to change "stand your ground" self-defense laws.

Zimmerman did not use stand your ground in his case, but some feel it played a role in the outcome.

Zimmerman says he shot and killed teenager Trayvon Martin in self defense.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Florida is one of about 25 states in the nation with the stand your ground policy.

Michigan passed the law in 2006.

It grants immunity to someone who uses deadly force as self-protection if you feel unlawfully threatened by them.

Do you think the law encourages violence or prevents it?

That's tonight's feedback at five.

 

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