ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Some think George Zimmerman's acquittal of killing unarmed teen Trayvon
Martin left Floridians with a bad impression of the state's justice system and laws.
"I can patrol my streets with a gun and when I find somebody that looks shady to me I can approach them and if they can come at me I can make my day," said Sen. Chris Smith.
One of the authors of the
"'Stand Your Ground' is, in fact, something that is very fair," Florida Sen. David Simmons said.
A room of 200 people packed FAMU's law school in Orlando Wednesday to discuss why the law has so many scratching their heads.
"If we have a law that is so confusing to police officers and to
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"There wouldn't have been any issue as to who was on top, who was on bottom, there wouldn't have been any issue as to who was yelling who wasn't," Simmons said.
Some fear others will misunderstand the law, too.
"There's a lot of people who look like Mr. Martin out there that got a message that maybe I need to shoot first,"