As families across the country come together to celebrate the fathers in their lives, this Sunday is the first year that Tracy Martin will spend the holiday without his son Trayvon.
Tracy Martin released a Father's Day video to raise awareness of gun violence on behalf of the Second Chance on Shoot First Campaign. The video urges viewers to contact their governor's about reviewing their state's Stand Your Ground gun laws.
The law has sparked a national debate on violence and the definition of self defense leading up to a task force headed by Florida governor Rick Scott to review the law.
Martin's 17-year-old son Trayvon was killed after an altercation with local neighborhood watch leader, George Zimmerman. Trayvon Martin was unarmed. His parents attended the task force panel and asked lawmakers to amend Florida's Stand Your Ground law which has been used as a defense for the shooting of their son.
Florida's version of the law allows for "deadly force" to be used "when there is a reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another."
A similiar video was released by Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, for Mother's Day.
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