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24 February 2006

United Press International

ATLANTA — At least 21 states are considering "Stand Your Ground" legislation similar to Florida's law that allows citizens fearing an attack to use deadly force. Supporters of such measures tell the Christian Science Monitor that the laws give citizens protection from criminals and take the debate from gun control to crime control. Those opposed warn garden-variety disputes would be more likely to turn deadly, the Monitor said. The law is at odds with the... (GunPolicy.org)

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