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Sen. Smith files bill to change 'stand your ground' law

Senate Minority Leader Chris Smith of Fort Lauderdale has filed a bill that would make significant changes to the "stand your ground" law. File photo by Bill Cotterell.

Sen. Chris Smith, D-Fort Lauderdale, filed SB 136 Wednesday, which would make significant changes to Florida’s “stand your ground” law that allows someone to use deadly force if they feel their life is in danger from an attacker.

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