Sen. Vincent Fort Demands Full and Fair Hearing on ‘Stand Your Ground’ Legislation

ATLANTA (January 16, 2014) | Sen. Vincent Fort (D- Atlanta) has released the following statement on Senate Bill 280, legislation that would repeal Georgia’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law :

“On Monday, I introduced Senate Bill 280 which would repeal Georgia’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law.  This piece of legislation seeks to end the morally wrong practice of allowing individuals to shoot first and ask questions later, a startling fact that is simply unacceptable for the citizens of this state.

I’m calling on the majority party to give SB 280 a full and fair hearing, something that they failed to do with a related bill last session.  SB 280 has been assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee and I will be monitoring this process very closely to ensure the principles of democracy prevail over petty politics.”

For Immediate Release:
January 16, 2014

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Jennifer Yarber, Director
Adam Sweat, Communications Specialist