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AFTER TRAYVON Fla. to Review ‘Stand Your Ground’ Gary W. Green / AP Photo

FL to Review ‘Stand Your Ground’

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has created a 17-member task force to review the controversial Stand Your Ground law that many feel played a role in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Martin was shot and killed by self-appointed neighborhood-watch volunteer George Zimmerman on Feb. 26, and Zimmerman has said he acted in self-defense under the Stand Your Ground law. Similar defenses have been used successfully by Floridians 130 times since the law was passed in 2005. The task force includes elected officials and community leaders—but there is no representation from the NRA, which has been a major supporter of the law.

April 20, 2012 2:14 PM