Maziarz Defends “Stand Your Ground” Bill – As the nation continues to debate the so-called “stand Your Ground” laws, a Western New York Senator has come under fire for his version of the bill.  For days, State Senator George Maziarz (R-Newfane) declined comment, but now he is defending his bill.  After days of criticism, Maziarz has broken his silence about the “stand your ground” legislation he and fellow Western New York Senator Michael Ranzenhofer have sponsored.