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Gov. Nathan Deal weighs in on Georgia's 'Stand Your Ground' law

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal weighed in on the "Stand Your Ground" law in his state. Currently, 31 states have some form of "Stand Your Ground" law. 

Deal says Georgia's law, which was enacted in 2006, is not different from the law in other states.

"I do not see anything out of the ordinary in terms of that statute, it is very similar to the statutes in other states including the state of Florida. It would be an issue that would be very emotionally charged," says Deal.

"Stand Your Ground" has been a hot topic since George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the killing of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman did not use the "Stand Your Ground" law in his defense - he says he shot Martin in self-defense.

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