BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC)- In wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, one Alabama lawmakers continues for changes in the state's stand your ground law.
On Good Day Alabama, Merika Coleman-Evans said the law should be changed to prohibit pursuit in deadly force confrontations.
"In the event pursuit ensues and there is a confrontation, you become the aggressor because you are the one who started it by pursuing someone in the first place," Coleman-Evans said.
The Birmingham representative said Trayvon Martin would be alive if George Zimmerman was not pursing him.
Other state lawmakers do not support any changes to the current law.
"I don't think we have a problem in our state. I think everyone understands you have a fundamental right to defend yourself and I don't think we need any change," Sen. Scott Beason of Gardendale said.
Beason recently passed an updated guns right bill in the state legislature.