Some lawmakers favor ‘stands your ground’ repeal

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — At
least two members of the Alabama Legislature say they will introduce
bills in the Alabama next year seeking to repeal Alabama's “stand your
ground” law.

Democratic Sen. Hank Sanders of Selma and Rep. Alvin
Holmes of Montgomery say they think the Trayvon Martin case in Florida
shows the need to repeal the law.

Another legislator, Democratic
Rep. Merika Coleman-Evans of Midfield, plans to introduce a bill that
says a person can't stand his or her ground if he or she was the
aggressor.

Sanders says he favors “a complete repeal,” but would consider the bill proposed by Coleman-Evans.

Democratic Rep. Alvin Holmes of Montgomery says he also plans to introduce a bill to repeal the “stand your ground” law.

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