State Sen. Vincent Fort and Rev. Bernice King hope so.
Fort is sponsoring a bill to repeal the law in this year’s legislative session, with the support of King, who now heads up the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change.
She’s being quoted on All News 106.7 as saying that lawmakers who served in the civil rights movement wouldn’t have been so short-sighted in passing a measure such as this one.
King says Georgia’s law is too vague, and allows an individual to subjectively decide whether his or her life is in danger to the extent that violence is permitted.
“I lived in a very unusual household, with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King,” King said on the radio. “Their lives were threatened all the time, and they didn’t stand their ground.”