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Guns Get Off Again

Saturday’s verdict in the George Zimmerman trial has sparked national outrage, and rightfully so. And yet, with much of the focus on race, there is an accomplice to Trayvon Martin’s death that has, to a surprising degree, escaped scrutiny and a seat in the dock- guns, and our lenient, permissive approach to them. The fact that it’s a repeat offender makes matters even worse.
Although it wasn’t technically utilized by Zimmerman’s defense at the trial- they never filed the appropriate motion- Florida’s “stand your ground” law, which abrogates the traditional common-law rule that required ...

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