Quinnipiac FL Poll: Majority Favor Stand Your Ground
A new Quinnipiac poll in Florida shows a majority of Floridians still approve of the state's Stand Your Ground law and oppose gun control
Republicans lean heavily in favor of the law, with 78 percent supporting it, while 59 percent of Democrats are against it. Fifty-eight percent of independent voters support the law, while 35 percent are against it.
The poll shows there remains a gender gap on the law as 65 percent of men and 48 percent of women say they support "stand your ground." There is also a major gender gap in Florida over gun control. According to the poll, 62 percent of men are against more gun control. A majority of women surveyed -- 54 percent -- back increased gun control in the Sunshine State.
The George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin shooting doesn't seem to have changed their opinions. [More...]
Commenters here have asked for a place to discuss the Stand Your Ground law in the context of the Zimmerman-Martin shooting. Here's a thread to so so.
If you are writing what you think the law allows and doesn't allow, or how it applies or doesn't apply, please state it as your opinion (so it doesn't end up on Google as TalkLeft's opinion or my opinion. )
You may also discuss your position on the laws, however, keep in mind that I oppose changing the law as well as most gun control restrictions, so do not use this site to promote (rather than state) your opinion by linking to petitions or groups trying to change the law. That moves the discussion from opinion to advocacy for a position I oppose.
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