NBC News quotes Stevie Wonder: "I decided today that until the 'Stand Your Ground' law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again. As a matter of fact, wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world."
According to the Washington Post, more than 30 states have "stand your ground" laws, including Tennessee. The others are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Since that article was published in 2012, North Carolina has also adopted the law.
The law is very popular in the South. Florida was the first state to adopt the law, in 2005. Tennessee passed it in 2007. Reading through a couple of the statutes, you soon notice the similarities. That's because the model legislation was drafted by the NRA and ALEC.
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