(KCEN) -- A Florida lawmaker has filed a bill revising the state's controversial Stand Your Ground law in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting.
Under the proposed measure, people found to be the aggressor in altercations won't be able to seek protection under the self-defense law.
The bill would also allow law enforcement officers to investigate suspects who invoke the law under questionable circumstances.
Trayvon Martin was gunned down in February by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who is claiming self-defense under the law.
The Martin family attorney, Benjamin Crump, spoke on their behalf yesterday about the proposed changes.
He said, "They've always maintained that it's asinine that you can pursue, be the aggressor, and then shoot and kill somebody and say that you were standing your ground. So, to that end, they welcome legislation to address these issues."
A task force set up by Gov. Rick Scott earlier this year to study the Stand Your Ground law only suggested minor changes to it.