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The Deadly Legacy Of Jeb Bush’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

Remember when George Zimmerman was acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin back in 2013? Well, that murder was deemed lawful under Florida’s expansive self-defense laws and the nation’s first Stand Your Ground statute, signed into law by then-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on April 26,2005. Here is how that forever changed the nation’s self-defense laws.