Why Politicians Support “Stand Your Ground” Laws

The NRA fought hard for legislation allowing people to shoot intruders in their homes and assailants on the street, legislation that’s become intensely controversial around the Trayvon Martin shooting. Here are television ads for Southern candidates and for the NRA that give a glimpse of the emotional, and political, case for those laws.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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