Group wants voters to repeal Michigan's stand your ground law
Protesters rallied on the steps of Michigan's capital to draw attention to their goal of putting the state's stand-your-ground law on the November ballot. They want the law repealed.
A civil rights activist from Detroit is leading the effort trying to get more than 60,000 signatures that would put the issue on the ballot.
In 26 states, including Michigan, people who feel threatened are not required to try to run away from a dangerous situation.
"Michigan will be the first state that will get rid of this ugly law that allows people to go around shooting each other," said Rev. Charles Williams of the National Action Network.
A team of attorneys is working on the petition request. They could start gathering those signatures by summer.