Andrew Gillum Says Florida Is Not Safe for All While 'Stand Your Ground' Law Exists

Andrew Gillum called on Florida Gov. Rick Scott to declare a “state of emergency” after Markeis McGlockton was killed by gunfire this July. His killer, Michael Drejka, claimed he fired in self-defense after a parking lot dispute and initially dodged arrest under Florida’s “stand your ground” law. This incident brought the controversial law back into the spotlight, years after the killing of Trayvon Martin.

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We sat down with the Gillum, this year’s Democratic nominee for Florida governor, to talk about “stand your ground” and his mission to repeal it. Watch above.

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I’m going to repost a comment that I left on Ms Judge’s Cohen report because during all the hate I’ve been reading, I got to share a moment with my son:

My son and I just went to the library to vote for Andrew Gillum, the next governor of Florida. We were going to do it Tuesday but couldn’t wait. Went to dinner after where he had a hundred questions about casting the vote for President Obama. Today was a good day. One of those days I hope and feel he will remember long after I’m gone.

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