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Johnson's advice is legally accurate, several criminal defense attorneys told NPR. Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law lets people use deadly force to prevent a forcible felony β€” including home invasion. And the intruder doesn't need to have a weapon. "There is no requirement that they be armed before someone can exercise their right to defend their property," said Fort Lauderdale attorney Jason Blank, who chairs the Florida Bar's Criminal Law Section.

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