(PALM BEACH POST) TALLAHASSEE — The mother of Trayvon Martin joined Democratic lawmakers Wednesday in demanding that Florida do away with its “stand your ground” law, but a bill that would repeal the law appears to stand little chance of passing this year.

The call to repeal the state law came as President Barack Obama announced his sweeping federal gun control plan, including 23 executive orders dealing with gun safety and gun violence and a proposed reinstatement of a ban on some assault-style weapons.

The cumulative effect has the National Rifle Association on the defense even in Florida where the organization has a history of controlling nearly all gun-related legislation and successfully shepherding its agenda into law.

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