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New self-defense law gets a second look

Little attention was widely paid last summer when the North Carolina General Assembly passed a law that changed many of the state’s gun rules. George Zimmerman’s night of self-appointed security duty took care of that. It turns out that the law passed in June 2011 contains a section virtually identical to the “Stand Your Ground” statute passed in Florida in 2005 and made infamous after the February night that Zimmerman shot and killed a teenager named Trayvon Martin.

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