Stand Your Ground laws explained

Published: Jul 19 2013 02:22:23 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 19 2013 01:21:59 AM EDT

The Zimmerman trial has brought to light Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law. Take a look at which other states have similar laws and how the laws actually work.

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The Zimmerman trial has brought to light Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law.

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