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Florida 'Stand Your Ground' Lawmaker Sued After His Dog Bites Man

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On Monday, Gaetz told a reporter he was aware of a biting incident with his dog, but had been unaware of the lawsuit. Kent is asking for damages and money for his medical bills. 

Gaetz has been a key supporter of Florida's "stand your ground" law, which grants people the right to defend themselves against a perceived threat with deadly force without first attempting to retreat.