stand your ground laws http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Durbin To Hold Hearing On 'Stand Your Ground' Laws http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/durbin-hold-hearing-stand-your-ground-laws <div>U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) &nbsp;says he will hold a hearing on so-called "stand your ground" laws.&nbsp;<p></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About 30 states have some form of the law, which gives a person the right to use deadly force to protect themselves if they feel their life is in danger.</span></div></div><div>&nbsp;<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Florida version of "stand your ground" played a role in the trial of George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the shooting death of teenager </span>Trayvon<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Martin. &nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 19:24:11 +0000 The Associated Press 28420 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Durbin To Hold Hearing On 'Stand Your Ground' Laws