Task Force to Examine Stand Your Ground Law

Florida Governor Rick Scott has just announced the formation of a task force that will examine the gun laws of that state, including the Stand Your Ground law that has been under scrutiny since the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in late February.

On Monday afternoon Cato will be hosting a panel discussion on the Stand Your Ground laws featurning Clayton Cramer, co-author of the recent Cato study Tough Targets, Massad Ayoob, the well-known firearms trainer and author of In the Gravest Extreme, and Steven Jansen, vice president of the Office of Prosecuting Attorneys.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says many states have unwisely enacted what he calls “Shoot First” laws and is now working to have them repealed.  Our panel of experts will examine the pros and cons of these laws next week.

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