State Sen. Stephen M. Brewer, D-Barre, had proposed a stand your ground gun, self-defense law.
The law, which was passed in 2005 in Florida and is also in 21 other states, "would allow for all civil and criminal liability from people who use deadly force against their attackers in public, and it frees them from having to first try to escape the situation," according to the Boston Herald.
This bill was proposed four months ago by Brewer, before the attack on Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old boy who was apparently shot and killed by George Zimmerman, who was part of a neighborhood watch and claims he shot Martin in self defense.
Florida police officials have not charged Zimmerman in the shooting death because he invoked the rights under the bill.
Over the weekend, President Obama commented on the shooting saying, "If I had a son, he would have looked like Trayvon," according to the Boston Herald.
Supporters of the Stand Your Ground Bill say the law was incorrectly applied to the Trayvon Martin shooting, but the FBI is still investigating the shooting.
The bill is in the Judiciary Committee and is expected to be voted on in April.