Gun Control Advocates, Democrats Urge Maziarz to Drop NY “Stand Your Ground” Bill – As the country debates “stand your ground” laws in several states following the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida, New York Democrats and local gun control advocates are urging State Senator George Maziarz (R-Newfane) to drop his version of the bill in the New York Legislature. Maziarz has introduced the bill, which is similar to the measure under scrutiny in Florida, for several sessions. It has not garnered much support.