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WDKX.com » Blog » Mothers Of Trayvon Martin And Jordan Davis Team Up To Stand Up To "Stand Your Ground" Law
Mar 11th 2014 8:12 am
Mothers Of Trayvon Martin And Jordan Davis Team Up To Stand Up To "Stand Your Ground" Law
by news


Protesters are getting ready march on Florida's State Capitol in Tallahassee to demand the repeal of "stand your ground," a controversial law that was cited in the shooting deaths of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis.

Recently, CBS News' Mark Strassmann sat down with the mothers of those teenagers for their first TV interview together.

Nine years ago, Florida was the first of 26 states to pass a "stand your ground" law. It allows someone in fear of his life to use deadly force to stop an attacker. But opponents say it's a license to kill.

Sybrina Fulton and Lucia McBath both lost 17-year-old sons to Florida gunmen who claimed self-defense.

Fulton said, "We don't have to have a law in place that says, 'I need to shoot and kill someone and then ask questions later'. ... These two moms are going to make positive change to make sure that 'stand your ground' doesn't continue to happen."

Read more:http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mothers-of-trayvon-martin-and-jordan-davis-team-up-to-stand-up-to-stand-your-ground-law/