Gov. Rick Scott stands with Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll and the Rev. R.B. Holmes to announce members and start of work of task force to review Florida’s ‘Stand your Ground’ law.
A Florida task force charged with reviewing the state’s `Stand Your Ground’ law is held its final meeting in Pensacola.
Task force members agreed they want Florida residents to continue having the right to defend themselves against a threat.
The task force was created after the shooting of 17 year old Trayvon Martin, by Sanford neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman.
Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second degree murder, claiming he was defending himself under the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law.
One of the men who drafted the original legislation, former State Senator Dr. Durell Peaden, says it does not apply.
“In this case, the shooter did not receive protection under this particular law. They might use other defenses, but certainly under the law that I authored, the shooter should not receive the protection of Stand Your Ground,” said Peaden.
Source: Sandra Osborne for WJHG
A Florida task force charged with reviewing the state's `Stand Your Ground' law is…
by Personal Defense World / Nov 14, 2012