On March 27, 2012, POLITICO reported:
As a Florida House member, Marco Rubio voted to enact his state’s Stand Your Ground policy — the controversial law now at the heart of the Trayvon Martin case.
As a senator, Rubio says he’s still standing behind the law — at least for now.
One amendment Rubio opposed in March 2005 would have narrowed the scope of the legislation, but that failed by a lopsided vote. Rubio was a cosponsor of the state House version of the bill, which had strong support from the National Rifle Association, and it later passed that body on a 94-20 vote, with Rubio’s backing.
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