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Tennessee’s self-defense law comes under fire

Adam Tamburin, The Tennessean • Aug 24, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Days after a jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, lawmakers and civic leaders across the country called for a review of “stand your ground” self-defense laws.

President Barack Obama called on at least 22 states to reconsider those laws, voicing concerns similar to those of local protesters demanding change.

“If we’re sending a message, as a society, in our communities, that someone who is armed potentially has the right to use those firearms, even if there’s a way for them to exit from a situation, is that really going to be contributing to the kind of peace and security and order that we’d like to see?” Obama said in July.

Read the full report on The Tennessean website.

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