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TODAY   |  August 20, 2013

Ad calls for end to Stand Your Ground laws

The Coalition to End Gun Violence has released an ad calling for an end to Stand Your Ground laws. The ad shows a dramatized version of the shooting of Trayvon Martin and includes actual 911 audio from the night of the shooting.

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>>> we're back now 8:11. time for what's trending today as our audience members spin behind us. we begin this morning with stand your ground laws. trending on youtube, the ad recreates the night trayvon martin was killed and includes 911 calls from george zimmerman and a witness to the shootings.

>> are you following us?

>> yeah, we don't need you to do that.

>> all right. sir, what is your name?

>> i think they're yelling help but i don't know.

>> does he look hurt to you?

>> i can't see him. i don't want to go out there. i don't know what's going on.

>> so you think he's yelling help?

>> yes.

>> there's gunshots.

>> clearly it has impact. the ad is called stand up to stand your ground . the group behind it hopes it will end or end the controversial laws that are now in place and have been in 26 states .

>> as we know george zimmerman was acquitted in trayvon martin's death. in reaction his brother tweeted this about the ad. this pick, george zimmerman was also part of the trial and so was the inability to retreat while mounted and tumelled. a spokeswoman for trayvon's mother said that she herself is also trying to repeal the laws.