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Paul Krugman: Corporate-Backed Lobbyists Have Pushed, Drafted Bills Similar To Florida's Infamous Stand Your Ground Laws

The New York Times  |  By Paul Krugman  |  Posted: 03/26/2012 2:18 am Updated: 03/26/2012 2:18 am

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Florida’s now-infamous Stand Your Ground law, which lets you shoot someone you consider threatening without facing arrest, let alone prosecution, sounds crazy — and it is. And it’s tempting to dismiss this law as the work of ignorant yahoos. But similar laws have been pushed across the nation, not by ignorant yahoos but by big corporations.

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