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Local politicians hear Stand your Ground law discussion

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Under Arizona's law, if you think you are about to be victimized, you have the right to protect and defend yourself, even using deadly force.

This was brought up in the George Zimmerman case in Florida.

At tonight's discussion at the Mountain Vista Unitarian Unversalist Congregation, local politicians concerned about how some could be interpreting the law.

"Two gangsters are together in a public roadway and one of them shoots the other, the other guy can say he felt threatened, even though it may have just purely been a hit. There's a lot of unintended consequences when you look at it that way."

"I think one of the problems we see in the legislature is we take an issue, we nationalize it and we end up writing bills to solve other states problems."

The discussion isn't over yet.

In just a couple weeks they'll have law enforcement and prosecutors on the panel to see how they're dealing with Arizona's Stand your Ground law.

Organizers invite everyone to come out and talk about it.

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