Alabama Representative Alvin Holmes

Politics & Government
7:27 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Some Lawmakers Favor 'Stands Your Ground' Repeal

Alabama Senator Hank Sanders is one of two legislators saying they'll introduce bills next year that would repeal Alabama's "stand your ground" law.
Birmingham News/Michelle Williams

At least two members of the Alabama Legislature say they will introduce bills in the Alabama next year seeking to repeal Alabama's "stand your ground" law.

   Democratic Sen. Hank Sanders of Selma and Rep. Alvin Holmes of Montgomery say they think the Trayvon Martin case in Florida shows the need to repeal the law.

   Another legislator, Democratic Rep. Merika Coleman-Evans of Midfield, plans to introduce a bill that says a person can't stand his or her ground if he or she was the aggressor.