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Fla. senator worried about 'Stand Your Ground' law

Sen. Christopher L. Smith creating special task force

SANFORD, Fla. – The Trayvon Martin case is raising a lot of concerns about Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' law.

Now, a Florida state senator wants to make sure the measure isn't being abused.

The law, created in 2005, says that you can use deadly force against someone if you think that person is threatening your life.

George Zimmerman says he shot and killed Trayvon Martin in self-defense.

And police claim that there's not enough evidence to prove otherwise.

Once the investigation is over, Governor Rick Scott wants a task force to look at whether the law is too lenient.

But one lawmaker thinks something needs to be done now.

"I'm kind of disturbed that the government is waiting. 'Stand Your Ground' has been used for eight years and there have been questionable instances for eight years beyond the Trayvon Martin case," says Senator Christopher L. Smith.

He's putting together his own team of lawyers and law professors, who are experts on 'Stand Your Ground'.

They plan to look at whether changes need to be made to the law.