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Senate advancing bill to change “stand your ground” law

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A bill that would force prosecutors to prove self-defense wasn’t a factor before bringing someone using a “stand your ground” defense to trial advanced in the Senate on Wednesday despite a similar House bill being killed the day before. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal Justice approved the bill on a 5-1 vote. But its future is in doubt because a companion House bill died the day before on a tie vote. Sen. Rob Bradley said he’s not giving up…

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