Florida lawmakers won't have special session on 'stand your ground'
August 21st, 2013
05:41 PM ET
7 years ago

Florida lawmakers won't have special session on 'stand your ground'

(CNN) - Florida legislators won't hold a special session to take another look at the state's controversial "stand your ground" law.

While 47 state lawmakers voted in favor of holding a special session to discuss the law, 108 voted against it, Secretary of State Ken Detzner said in a letter Tuesday.


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  1. Tampa Tim

    Time for a change: Vote for Charlie Crist for governor in 2014. Time to bring some sanity back to Tallahassee.

    August 21, 2013 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    Florida go for Democratic–you can turn. GOP loot.

    August 21, 2013 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    "Demands for a special session to repeal the law disregard the very foundation of our representative democracy by presuming that a law passed by the majority of a constitutional body should be reversed by the objections of a few,"

    First of all, special session is PART OF FL's constitutional legislative and executive processes and is therefore PART OF the democratic process in FL. Second, his claim that a special session somehow constitutes the equivalent of a minority of the legislature overruling the majority and repealing the law despite a majority supporting it IS PATENTLY ABSURD. It cannot happen. What this really is, is more RWNJ opposite-day claptrap...right is wrong, up is down, constitutionally created democratic process is fascist tyranny, etc. The Teatrolls running FL are desperately afraid of having to defend the indefensible in a public forum that will garner national attention...you can smell it through the intertubez while reading this story.

    August 21, 2013 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    Boycott FL.

    August 21, 2013 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  5. Woman In California

    I agree with Tampa Tim and I also don't intend to spend one dime there until the law is changed.

    August 21, 2013 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  6. Chris

    Thank you Florida, for NOT handing another PACIFIER to the AA's of this country! Enough is enough and it's about time to REVERSE much of the charges of racism that AA's love to toss about in the wind. If there were ever another race of people who are so confused about their own identities, it hasn't been discovered yet.

    August 21, 2013 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  7. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    All these GOP pigs in the legislature will be kicked along with Scott the crook vote rigging gov of the national embarrassment of election in Florida, we haven't forgotten the lines you GOP pigs caused,GOP losers!!!!!!

    August 21, 2013 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  8. Abbey

    Good. Time for more important issues.

    August 21, 2013 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  9. smith

    Good...SYG and the Castle Doctrine are good laws that give people the right to protect themselves from criminals.

    August 21, 2013 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  10. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    The GOP pigs will be out after 2014 midterms.

    August 21, 2013 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  11. S. B. Stein

    There is no need the "stand your ground" laws. The legislation is flawed because people can fake defending when there is no need. The Martin murder is a clear example of people not caring to follow what police say when there is no impending violence.

    August 21, 2013 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  12. ge

    the florida govenor looks like the biggest YES guy ive ever seen.who programs this guy

    August 21, 2013 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  13. Ron L

    This is no surprise.

    August 21, 2013 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  14. sammy750

    The people of this nation needs to focus on North Carolina and it Republican Governor Pat McCrory, who with the funding of the KOCH Bros. are in the midst of destroying the rights of the people of NC. When will our Federal Government step in and say enough to the Republicans. When will our Federal Government declare these RADICAL Governors are TERRORIST. When people lose their rights and freedoms our Federal Government needs to step in and charge these American dictators. When people lose their rights to vote, and precincts are closed down, to create long lines, when early voting is stopped. This is losing the right to vote. When with our US Attorney General step forward and say enough.

    August 21, 2013 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  15. Marie MD

    Duh! So the gunshine state politicians are standing their ground for stand your ground.
    Anyone surprised that the state with seniors coming out of every corner voted for a rethug governor that stole their money?
    I thought getting old made you smarter.

    August 22, 2013 06:28 am at 6:28 am |
  16. ED1

    More blacks have been found not guilty by the Florida law than whites.

    Why don't you look up Williams past he was nothing but a thug to begin with.

    The drink and skittles he had was two thirds of a home made drug cocktail the third was liquid cough syrup and he had that at home.

    People wake up and just don't take the word of Jackson and Sharpe Williams was nothing but trouble in and out of school. You were only allowed to part of hi past not the whole story the man that shot him was found not guilty.

    August 22, 2013 07:45 am at 7:45 am |