"Our evaluation of its effectiveness should be guided by objective information, not by political expediency," Weatherford wrote in an opinion piece published Friday in The Tampa Tribune. "Does the law keep the innocent safer? Is it being applied fairly? Are there ways we can make this law clearer and more understandable?"
"I don't intend to move one damn comma on the 'stand your ground' law," Gaetz said. "I'm fully supportive of the law as it's written. I think any aberrational circumstances that have resulted are due to errors at the trial court level."
"I was not in the Florida Legislature when the (stand your ground) bill became law with bipartisan support, but as the current speaker of the House, I have been asked to repeal it," Weatherford wrote. "'Asked' is a generous term considering the threats of boycotts, union-sponsored protesters overtaking the governor's office and Hollywood elites disparaging our state and threatening the livelihood of hard-working Floridians."