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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A new Florida task force examining the state's self-defense laws is finally meeting.
Gov. Rick Scott created the Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection in the wake of the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin. The task force is scheduled to meet Tuesday in Tallahassee.
The first meeting is expected to cover housekeeping matters.
Scott said he has no "preconceived notions" on what the task force will recommend but he wants it to look at the Florida law that allows citizens to defend themselves with deadly force.
Martin was shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who maintains he acted in self-defense. Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder following weeks of protests.
Some have questioned the make-up of the task force and whether it will recommend substantive changes.
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