TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – State Rep. Alan Williams (D-Tallahassee), chairman of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus, issued the following statement pertaining to the announcement that Florida legislators are officially being polled by the Department of State to determine whether a Special Session of the Florida Legislature should be he for the purpose of addressing Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.
Representative Williams stated:
“Today is a significant step in the process toward repealing or reforming Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. I have long believed that the self-defense laws in Florida’s statutes are in need of legislative review, especially given the fact that many of our law enforcement agencies have difficulty in applying the law in an equitable manner.
“Regardless of my advocacy for a legislative review of Florida Stand Your Ground law, I remain a strong supporter of the Second Amendment of the U. S Constitution and Floridians’ ability to defend themselves.
“I urge my colleagues in the Florida Legislature to join me in answering in the affirmative to the request for a special session of the Legislature.”
CONTACT: Office of Representative Williams