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YOUR THREE CENTS: In light of the George Zimmerman, is it time to re-evaluate Florida's stand your ground law?
ORLANDO -- Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the annual NAACP convention in Orlando today
He said laws like Florida's "Stand your Ground" statute allow people to use licensed firearms when they feel threatened should be invoked only after the person first tries to retreat from a dangerous situation.
He believes they need to be re-examined.
The list of resulting tragedies is long and - unfortunately - has victimized too many who are innocent. we must stand our ground - to ensure that our laws reduce violence, and take a hard look at laws that contribute to more violence than they prevent.
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