Fla. lawmaker asking for changes in Stand Your Ground law

TALLAHASSEE - A Florida lawmaker is calling for one key change.

Under the newly-proposed measure, people found to be the aggressor in altercations won't be able to seek protection under the self-defense law.

Some say it would solve the current debate over the Trayvon Martin case.

Martin was gunned down in February by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who is claiming self-defense under the law.

The Martin family attorney spoke on their behalf Thursday about the proposed changes.

"They've always maintained that it's asinine that you can pursue, be the aggressor, and then shoot and kill somebody and say that you were standing your ground.  So, to that end, they welcome legislation to address these issues."

A task force set up by Gov. Rick Scott earlier this year to study the "Stand Your Ground" law only suggested minor changes to it.

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