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2. The Sanford Police Department famously cited Florida's "stand your ground" law when releasing Mr. Zimmerman, without charges. How many other states had equivalent laws at the time of the shooting?

"Stand-your-ground' laws state that a person may justifiably use force in self defense when there is a reasonable belief of an unlawful threat to them. At least 21 states had equivalent stand-your-ground laws at the time of the shooting, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

"Stand-your-ground' laws state that a person may justifiably use force in self defense when there is a reasonable belief of an unlawful threat to them. At least 21 states had equivalent stand-your-ground laws at the time of the shooting, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

"Stand-your-ground' laws state that a person may justifiably use force in self defense when there is a reasonable belief of an unlawful threat to them. At least 21 states had equivalent stand-your-ground laws at the time of the shooting, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

"Stand-your-ground' laws state that a person may justifiably use force in self defense when there is a reasonable belief of an unlawful threat to them. At least 21 states had equivalent stand-your-ground laws at the time of the shooting, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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