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Matt Gaetz stands his ground on controversial gun law

MattgaetzTALLAHASSEE — Five hours have been set aside for Thursday's "stand your ground" hearing in the Florida House, where changes to the law, including its repeal, will be considered.

For many, it will be their first exposure to the chairman of the hearing, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, a brash 31-year-old Twitter aficionado who three months ago declared he didn't support "changing one damn comma" in the 2005 law.

Although Gaetz promises he will give equal time to the law's opponents and insists his ultra-conservative biases won't interfere, his strident, ready-to-pounce debating style rarely cedes ground.

So who is this guy?

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Reminds me of an old western where the judge says; 'We are going to have a fair trial and then we'll hang him at noon.' Nothing but window dressing.


Nothing but window dressing comment is an accurate description of Treyvon Martin's mother parading around the country calling for the repeal of a law that had nothing to do with the tragic loss of her son.


'Gaetz.... insists his ultra-conservative biases won't interfere...' He will let them talk but he won't listen.


Kinda like everyone else failing to listen that stand your ground had nothing to do with recent high profile cases...

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