Marco Island gun shop owners grateful for 'stand your ground' law
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MARCO ISLAND, Fla.-
Your right to defend you and your family is upheld. Friday, a Florida task force agreed not to overturn the Stand Your Ground law which says you can use force in self defense, against a threat. One Southwest Florida gun shop owner said the law could save your life. Former New York Police officer and part owner Ed D'Alessandro said he's grateful the state task force defended the law.
The task force formed after 17 year old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed last year by neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman. Zimmerman now faces second degree murder charges for the shooting. He is using the stand your ground law as his defense, saying he was protecting himself from an attack by Martin. Ed said Zimmerman's story makes sense.
"Often there are times where running away can't be the answer because you'll simply as they say, die tired." D'Alessandro said.
Ed said in general, in a life or death situation, a gun could save your life.