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Black lawmakers oppose gun plan



Published: Sun, August 4, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Associated Press

COLUMBUS

A group of black lawmakers in Ohio is circulating petitions to help keep a stand-your-ground proposal from being passed in the state.

The bill would allow people to use force to defend themselves without having a duty to first retreat.

Debate over such measures has increased after George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the 2012 Florida shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman identifies as Hispanic; Martin was black.

The president of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus says the state’s current self-defense laws are sufficient and shouldn’t be expanded.

Cincinnati Rep. Alicia Reece says the group is gathering signatures to show the governor and legislative leaders that the measure isn’t wanted.


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1ytownsteelman(651 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

Wrong move. The ability to defend yourself by any means necessary is a natural human right that has been incorrectly curtailed by government. SYG is simply returning our natural right to us.

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2redeye1(4876 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

Well that just shows me that they want their bros and their boys to have the freedom to rob, shoot anyone they want. I want the stand you ground law passed Once again if they would fight to get the black parents to take responsibility in raising of their kids right way ,, they wouldn't' have to worry But for blacks that might mean they have to give up something to do that.

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