I do hope that in the November 2018 election, Florida will turn the GOP controlled Florida Congress blue. And I hope the new blue Florida Congress will make it a priority to overturn this law that was passed in 2017.
Here is the link to the bill that we want the new blue Florida Congress to repeal:
When this law passed, defendants no longer had to present evidence to prove their claim of self-defense. That’s insane, isn’t it? This bill needs to be overturned. This is a 2017 article before the law passed and was signed into law by Rick Scott:
You can check and see who voted yes on this awful bill at this link:
Quotes from this article:
The 2017 version of the “stand your ground” law shifts the burden of proof to the prosecution after the defendant has made a prima facie claim of justified use of force, and it requires that the state (prosecutors) meet this burden of proof with clear and convincing evidence,”