VOTING RECORDS: ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Backed by Most Elected FL Dems

Daily Caller: Despite liberal protesters’ claims that Florida’s so-called “stand your  ground” gun law demonstrates that Republican policymakers are responsible for  the February death of 17-year-old Trayvon  Martin, an analysis of its legislative history shows that it was a  bipartisan effort — and that no Florida Democratic state senator voted against  it.

One Democrat, Fort Lauderdale state Sen. Mandy Dawson, missed the vote. But  the rest of the Senate chamber supported it, 39-0. The Florida House vote was 92-20. Twelve Democrats voted in favor. And of the 15 states that have passed variations of the law since 2005, the  year Florida’s model legislation became law, eight — a majority — had Democratic  governors when the laws were enacted. None issued a veto.

04/01/2012 11:01 PM by JPUpdates Staff

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