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By Maggie Schwartzman on January 15th, 2013 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 7:43 am
Florida Rep. Alan Williams proposed a bill last week that if passed would repeal the law that received a lot of attention after the killing of Treyvon Martin almost a year ago. Williams believes the law has failed. The repeal of the law will have to go through the House Judiciary Committee charied by Rep. Dennis Baxley, an original co-sponsor of the law.
By Chris Peralta on December 14th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:14 am
Dennis Baxley and Chuck Chestnut offer their thoughts on Friday’s Connecticut shooting and possible increased gun control measures that could result.
By Stephanie Denardo on June 12th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:14 am
The task force set up by Governor Rick Scott to evaluate Florida’s “stand your ground” law held its first public hearing today. The law says that a person does not have to retreat in the face of a threat and can use [...]
By Blake Alderman on June 12th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:14 am
Republican State Representative from Ocala, Dennis Baxley, will be traveling to Seminole County today for the first public meeting of the Task Force on Citizens Safety and Protection. The panel was created by Florida Governor Rick Scott after neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman [...]
By Stephanie Denardo on April 30th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:13 am
As the controversial trial of George Zimmerman gets closer, the issue of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground Law” is getting reviewed. The Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection will meet for the first time tomorrow to discuss the law, which [...]
By Chip Skambis on April 19th, 2012 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 7:42 am
In light of the Trayvon Martin case, Florida’s “stand your ground” law has been called into question, leading the Florida government to convene a special task force to review the law. Among those selected are Ocala Republican State Representative and [...]
By Kelsey Peck on March 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:11 am
The shooting death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin in the surburban neighborhood of Sanford right outside Orlando continues to receive national attention. The teen was shot and killed by a self-proclaimed neighborhood watchman who says the case is a matter [...]