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Gun Rights Group Challening Georgia's Stand Your Ground Law

9:13 AM, Apr 21, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA - A Georgia gun rights group wants a federal lawsuit challenging the state's so-called stand-your-ground law dismissed. 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that asked Friday that the suit be dismissed, claiming the man who filed it didn't have the legal standing to bring the lawsuit. 

The group argues that the Rev. Markel Hutchins can't bring the suit because he hasn't be harmed by the law, which covers justifiable homicide. 

The group wants to intervene to oppose the suit if it is not dismissed. 

Hutchins argues that the law subjects him and others who might suffer from racial profiling to arbitrary enforcement. 

Stand-your-ground laws exist in 24 states. They became the subject of controversy after the fatal shooting of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.









Associated Press

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