Fri., March 30, 2012 3:17pm (EDT)

Activists Rally To Amend 'Stand Your Ground' Law
By Sasha Horne
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Dr. Karcheik Sims-Alvarado talks about the mural she designed in honor of Trayvon Martin.  She gathered with dozens of other supporters to unveil the mural and legislation to amend Georgia's "Stand Your Ground" law.
Dr. Karcheik Sims-Alvarado talks about the mural she designed in honor of Trayvon Martin. She gathered with dozens of other supporters to unveil the mural and legislation to amend Georgia's "Stand Your Ground" law.
At a rally at the state capitol Friday, community activists unveiled legislation that would amend Georgia's "Stand your Ground" law.

Atlanta Attorney Robert Patillo organized the rally. In the wake of the Trayvon Martin case, he says Georgia's law has the same vagueness as Florida's law and that needs to be corrected.

"What we want is for people to take this legislation that's been proposed and contact their state representatives, contact their state senators so when the 2013 session begins this is the first thing they address," Patillo said.

Patillo says Georgia is one of several states that has grass roots initiatives asking lawmakers to make changes to current gun laws.