Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who signed the “stand your ground” self-defense bill into law, says it should not apply to the case of a teenager killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer.The Dallas Morning News
“This law does not apply to this particular circumstance,” Bush said after an education panel discussion at the University of Texas at Arlington,
reported. “Stand your ground means stand your ground. It doesn’t mean chase after somebody who’s turned their back.”
Bush was asked about 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was chased by the volunteer and fatally shot walking home from a convenience store Feb. 26, in Sanford, Fla., an Orlando suburb.
“Anytime an innocent life is taken it’s a tragedy,” Bush said, according to the Morning News. “You’ve got to let the process work.”
He said "it's always good to review laws" when asked about the stand-your-ground legislation he signed into law in 2005 but said he did not think Trayvon's killer will be able to use it as a defense, the Tampa Bay Times reported.