Stand Your Ground laws explained

Posted: 2:22 PM EDT Jul 19, 2013   Updated: 1:21 AM EDT Jul 19, 2013

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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