Florida Will Consider Changing ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

A 17-member task force will consider whether Florida’s controversial “stand your ground law” needs to be changed.

The state released details Thursday about the panel, which will consider Florida “laws, rules, regulations or programs that relate to public safety and citizen protection,” including the law that has fallen under a national microscope since the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

“We’re not walking into this with any preconceived notions,” Gov. Rick Scott said at a news conference. If there are “logical changes to be made,” he said, the task force “will provide those.”

The “highly qualified” group will make recommendations to the governor and the legislature, said Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, who is chairing the panel.

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