You know, those same laws Americans approve of by a 13-point margin.
Ironically, their amendment would have still left Zimmerman in the clear as Trayvon was the aggressor.
The family of slain teen Trayvon Martin said Friday they will continue to fight for an amendment to limit Stand Your Ground laws for as long as it takes.
“We understand sometimes it’s a long journey to justice,” said Benjamin Crump, attorney for the Martin family said Friday during a press conference at the National Association of Black Journalists annual convention in Orlando. “From the Emmitt Till tragedy to the Civil Rights Act, that was almost a decade. Just because the fight is long doesn’t mean we’re not going to be successful.”
Sabrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s parents, said few words about the legislation, instead letting their attorneys speak on their behalf for the most part. The family, through the Trayvon Martin Foundation, is pushing to get states with Stand Your Ground laws to adopt a named amendment which would void that defense if the shooter was the aggressor in the situation.
Several lawmakers have expressed interest in the amendment, the lawyers said, although they declined to name specific lawmakers. They are also looking at other bills the lawmakers might craft themselves, the family urged supporters to sign the Change.org petition calling for the amendment.