Fla. lawmaker headed to state legislature to push for repeal of Stand Your Ground

TALLAHASSEE - The Florida law getting scrutiny across the country is about to get some more serious questioning.

One lawmaker wants to see "stand your ground" - shown the door.

And he's getting backing from one person who helped bring this issue to the forefront - the mother of Trayvon Martin.

Trayvon Martin's mom, Sybrina Fulton is joining two Florida legislators in Tallahassee this morning.

To announce they're filing their own legislation that would repeal the self-defense statute.

The legislators that are joining Fulton this morning in the state capitol say the "Stand your Ground" law has failed.

Sybrina Fulton is no stranger to it.

Her 17 year-old son Trayvon Martin was killed last year by a single gunshot after a confrontation with a Sanford man inside of a gated community.

George Zimmerman, 29, says he felt threatened enough to invoke the self-defense law, now the crux of his legal defense.

While Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder -- a judge this spring could decide on whether to drop the charges -- based on the law.

In order to be repealed, the legislation would have to pass Florida's house judiciary committee.

 

 

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