The Corporations Bankrolling ALEC, which Has Promoted the “Stand Your Ground” Gun Law as a “Model” Bill | Center for Media and Democracy

by Brendan Fischer — March 27, 2012 – 2:54pmProjects: ALEC ExposedThe gun lobby has come under the spotlight for its role in the so-called “Stand Your Ground” or “Shoot First” law that may protect the man who shot and killed seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida — but many other special interests, including household names like Kraft Foods and Wal-Mart, also helped facilitate the spread of these and other laws by funding the American Legislative Exchange Council ALEC.As Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman highlighted this week in the New York Times, the Center for Media and Democracy’s work exposing ALEC has pierced through the veil of secrecy around how “model” bills like the NRA-conceived “Stand Your Ground”/”Shoot First” bills get approved in closed-door meetings of corporations and politicians and then pushed across the country.

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