Petition statement to be delivered to The Florida State House, The Florida State Senate, Governor Rick Scott, The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama

Amend the Florida "Stand Your Ground" and "Self-Defense" Laws: You can't pursue someone and claim "Self-Defense"!

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Amend the Florida "Stand Your Ground" and "Self-Defense" Laws: You can't pursue someone and claim "Self-Defense"!

To be delivered to The Florida State House, The Florida State Senate, Governor Rick Scott, The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama

Petition Statement

The Florida "stand your ground" law must be amended. The law must include language that prevents an individual from pursuing another person and being able to claim "self-defense." It is completely irresponsible and dangerous to have such an ambiguous law in place that doesn't consider the full circumstances of a given situation. Please support amending the Florida "stand your ground" law.
There are currently 11,510 signatures. NEW goal - We need 15,000 signatures!

Petition Background

The Trayvon Martin case blatantly highlights the current loopholes that are present with current "Self-Defense" and "Stand Your Ground Laws". Whether using "Self-Defense" or "Stand Your Ground" a person should not be able to pursue someone and claim "Self-Defense". A situation should be looked at entirely when a person is claiming "Self-Defense" or "Stand Your Ground". Language must be included in our laws that guards against a person being able to pursue another person but then claim "Self-Defense" or "Stand Your Ground".

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