Florida Democrats looking to alter ‘Stand Your Ground’

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog ST. PETERSBURG — After a failed state task force and dwindling public support, South Florida Democrats are proposing their own changes to the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law, introducing a bill placing narrow constraints on how people justify shootings against would-be attackers and home invaders. REPEAL YOUR GROUND: Stafford has offered a bill to modify the provisions in the state’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law. The bill, introduced by state Rep. Cynthia Stafford, D-Miami, last week, would modify the law to require an “overt act” to support the use of deadly force. It is co-sponsored by fellow […]