April 3, 2012
The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., brought an avalanche of criticism directed at Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.
Yet the controversial 2005 law was just one of dozens of pro-gun laws that have gotten their start in Florida – forging the state’s “Gunshine” reputation – before spreading to other parts of the country.
Lobbying for passage of such laws has been the powerful National Rifle Association.
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