TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - An overwhelming number of legislators voted against a proposed special session to repeal the state's "stand your
The vote was triggered after 33 legislators asked for the special session in writing. They were urged to do so by protesters upset with the July verdict in the George Zimmerman case.
Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of
A yes vote by three-fifths of the Legislature would have resulted in a special session. The vote was split largely along partisan lines. Seven Democrats joined with Republicans in voting no.
Protesters who pushed for the poll ended their protest at the Florida Capitol last week.