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I'm calling on West Virginia to conduct a review of the state's Stand Your Ground law.

Calling for 'Stand Your Ground' laws to be reviewed is a bipartisan effort. President Obama spoke out on the need for review, and prominent Republicans like Senator John McCain have joined him.

'Stand Your Ground' was never meant to give aggressors the opportunity to get away with murder, but unfortunately that is sometimes the case. And after Trayvon Martin's death, even former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who signed into law the first Stand Your Ground bill in the country, said: "Stand your ground' means 'stand your ground.' It doesn't mean 'chase after somebody who's turned their back.'"

West Virginia should at least conduct a review and evaluation of our state's Stand Your Ground law.

Letter to
West Virginia State House
West Virginia State Senate
West Virginia Governor
and 1 other
Governor Governor Earl Ray Tomblin
I'm calling on West Virginia to conduct a review of the state's Stand Your Ground law.

Calling for 'Stand Your Ground' laws to be reviewed is a bipartisan effort. President Obama spoke out on the need for review, and prominent Republicans like Senator John McCain have joined him.

'Stand Your Ground' was never meant to give aggressors the opportunity to get away with murder, but unfortunately that is sometimes the case. And after Trayvon Martin's death, even former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who signed into law the first Stand Your Ground bill in the country, said: "Stand your ground' means 'stand your ground.' It doesn't mean 'chase after somebody who's turned their back.'"

West Virginia should at least conduct a review and evaluation of our state's Stand Your Ground law.