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Politics Why 'stand your ground' bill isn't a sure thing in red state Georgia

'Stand your ground' gun-rights isn't the only conservative measure in trouble in a state where Republicans have a supermajority, but are divided over how to avoid trending purple.

By Staff Writer / March 15, 2014

John Bazemore/AP

What so recently seemed like a conservative slam dunk – a Georgia gun-rights bill to boost a “stand your ground” self-defense law – has been so watered down that, in the waning days of the legislative session, even its supporters have begun to falter. It's not even clear that the "Safe Carry Protection Act" will come to a final vote.