TALLAHASSEE, FLA. -- The governor's task for on the "stand your ground" law held its first meeting Tuesday, but members spent most of time drafting a mission statement and making plans for when and where to hold future meetings.
They don't plan to issue a final report until March, however; and that's not soon enough for state Senator Chris Smith.
He said the Trayvon martin case has led to a lot of people misinterpreting the stand your ground law, and believing it gives them the right to get a pistol and be the aggressor. Smith said that kind of misunderstanding deserves to be settled swiftly, and he has called on fast action.
Task force Vice Chair R. B. Holmes says the swift resolution isn't going to happen.
Smith wants fast action by the task force, but Vice Chairman R B Holmes says that won't happen.
"We're not going to rush this process," he said. "We laid out a clear road map to get us to march, to being (our results) before the governor."
The task force has chosen its next meeting site, Sanford.
That's the city where Trayvon martin was shot and killed.
Members of the task force said the meeting will be held in June, and there will be public comment.