(KERA RADIO) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott appointed a task force on Thursday charged with reviewing the state’s gun laws, including the so-called “stand your ground law,” that came into controversial focus after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

As we’ve explained, the law, passed in 2005, got “rid of the English Law concept of ‘duty to retreat’ from a situation that is dangerous outside your home.” The law will likely play a central role in the case against George Zimmerman, the man charged with killing Martin.

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