FL to Review ‘Stand Your Ground’

    The parents of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton, left, and Tracy Martin, sit in the courtroom, Friday, April 20, 2012, during a bond hearing for George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla.  Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester says Zimmerman can be released on $150,000 bail as he awaits trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Martin. He claims self-defense.  (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Gary W. Green, Pool)

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    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.

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