Illinois Review –
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced plans to use the a Senate Judiciary subcommittee to interrogate the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) about “stand your ground” laws.
Durbin’s hearings, planned to begin in September, will probe the roles of the NRA and the ALEC in helping state legislatures craft “stand your ground” laws. Durbin’s office also announced the Senator’s plans to examine the legal definition of self defense, how the laws have affected shooting confrontations, and interact with racial profiling by law enforcement.
All this in response to Florida’s “stand your ground” law, which Durbin’s home state of Illinois also has.