Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014 6:45 am
Tallahassee, Fla. (WTXL) - Tallahassee (click here) area State Representative Alan Williams was quick to respond to the verdict in the Jordan Davis murder trial.
Williams is the sponsor of House Bill 4003, a repeal of the Stand Your Ground law.
Williams' statement reads: “The tragedy of the Jordan Davis case reflects that here in Florida self defense laws must be changed. My thoughts and prayers remain with Jordan Davis family. As an advocate of repealing Stand Your Ground law in Florida, the impact of Stand Your Ground in Florida is significant given the number of tragedies that have occurred in the state, as in the highly publicized deaths of Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin. These tragedies have renewed the argument that this injustice in our laws makes ordinary citizens feel empowered to shoot first and ask questions later; boosting murder rates and justifiable homicides, and putting individuals that people too often presumed to be a threat in particular peril....