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"Stand Your Ground is not leading to more shootings"
Florida's Stand your Ground law gets a lot of flack.
But an Assistant State Attorney in Northwest Florida says it's -not- leading to more shootings.
This month, a Pensacola man, Earl Moultrie was released from jail under Stand your Ground.
He was facing murder charges after a shooting in his front yard.
Many of his neighbors testified on his behalf during a two day hearing.
The judge decided he had the right to defend himself.
"There has been some arguments made that it's led to more increased violence. I don't believe we've seen that here. We have seen it raised in more cases. The majority of the cases, the judge does not find it applies. In this particular case did find that it applied because of the specific facts here."