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Published — April 17, 2012 Updated — May 19, 2014 at 12:19 pm ET

Public radio’s ‘To the Point’ spotlights Stand Your Ground laws

Center’s Susan Ferriss talks about gun group’s influence

Introduction

Please check out a provocative conversation about “Stand Your Ground” laws on the national radio talk show “To the Point” with Warren Olney. The Center for Public Integrity’s Susan Ferriss talked about how the National Rifle Association has framed this self-defense concept and promoted it in various states since 2005.

The NRA has also made significant donations to state politicians pushing “Stand Your Ground” measures. The “To the Point” chat also included gun-rights and gun-control advocates and attorneys explaining the concept’s ramifications. Florida’s law, the first the NRA promoted, is under scrutiny now following the February shooting death of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, who is claiming self-defense.

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