Could "stand your ground law" be repealed in 2013

Stand Your Ground Law
Posted at 6:01 PM, Jan 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-16 13:53:43-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--Florida lawmakers hosted a press conference at the capitol today to discuss repealing portions of the stand your ground

"How many children have to be killed, how many times are we going to bury our loved ones and not do anything about it," said Sabrina Fulton.

Those are the questions Sabrina Fulton is still asking after her son 17-year old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed nearly one year ago.

The accused gunman George Zimmerman says he fatally shot Martin in self defense, pleading not guilty under the "stand your ground law."

The 2005 law, permits anyone who feels their safety or life is in danger to use deadly force without first exercising a duty to retreat.

We spoke with Fulton on Tuesday, she tells us her son's death pushes her to fight for justice

"I miss him but I understand that somebody has to speak for him since he's not here," said Fulton

Lawmakers like representative Alan Williams-(D) District 8, says the law is flawed.

"I think they're too vague, they allow too much room for individuals to interpret them differently," said Williams.

State leaders say even the number of justifiable homicides has tripled since the bill was passed.

Now Williams wants the "no duty to retreat" and "use of deadly force" language removed from the current law

"Although, it may work 75-percent of the time, that 25-percent of the time those cases, we have to fix the laws for those individuals. Because guess what at the end of the day one life lost is too many," said Williams.