Trayvon Martin's shooting, following an altercation with a neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman, triggered the review of the 'Stand Your Ground' statute.
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LONGWOOD, Fla. -- Gov. Rick Scott's "Stand-Your-Ground" task force met Tuesday for the first time since the group was created due to public outcry surrounding the shooting death of Sanford teen Trayvon Martin.
The group Second Chance for Shoot First gathered outside near the task force to deliver 370,000 signatures from an online petition that aims to reform or repeal the "Stand-Your-Ground" law.
Trayvon Martin's parents stood before the boxes of signatures that were stacked six-feet-tall, calling for the task force to hear their concerns.
"I don't personally have anything against guns. I don't personally carry one myself." said Sybrina Fulton, Martin's mother.
Fulton said she takes the hearing personally and wants the law reformed.
"I'm not saying to get rid of it, but please amend it, please review it. This was a child, this was a kid that was shot in the heart," said Fulton.
Others inside the public hearing on Tuesday spoke out in favor of the law and said it was a useful law that helps people protect themselves from danger.
The task force is supposed to hold other public hearings on the law and will eventually report back to the governor.
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