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Victim's mom, black lawmakers urge repeal of 'stand your ground' law

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, speaks inside the Capitol Wednesday with her attorneys and members of the Legislative Black Caucus in support of a bill by Rep. Alan Williams, right, to repeal "stand your ground." Photo by Bill C

The mother of the teenager whose fatal shooting triggered a furor over Florida's "stand your ground" law Wednesday called for repeal of the statute allowing use of deadly force by residents who think their lives are threatened.

The author of the law, though, dismissed the issue as purely a media controversy.

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