Some lawmakers favor ‘stand your ground’ repeal

Alabama State Capital, Montgomery, Alabama (MGN Online)
Alabama State Capital, Montgomery, Alabama (MGN Online)

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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