Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Real George Zimmerman

Haven't had anything to write about lately. I don't want to roll this blog up and shut 'er down so here's some light reading about George Zimmerman.


At 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In an "open carry" situation like this, it seems there is a problem.

How do you determine self defense with no witnesses?

Any person carrying a firearm can approach any other person. If the other person starts towards the armed person and the armed person shoots, is it always self defense? What if the other person doesn't know the armed person is armed? What if they mean the armed person no harm. What if they want to cuss out the armed person or shove them but not really harm them? Is it really OK to take another person's life because you get yourself into a scary situation that is all of the armed person's making? Even if you don't legally have to back down, isn't that the most sensible thing to do? Taking a person's life is very heavy, even if it's not illegal. Is that what you really want to do?

At 1:02 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

It can be difficult to determine self defense without witnesses- with or without a gun involved. In Zimmerman's case, both witness testimony and physical evidence- never mind the backgrounds of the two involved- point to it likely being self defense on Zimmerman's part.

As far as "legally backing down", the same might be said of Trayvon Martin. Had he simply told Zimmerman either what he was doing, or to go screw himself instead of confronting and then attacking him, most likely nothing would have happened and we wouldn't be having this discussion.

At 9:10 AM, Blogger Rose said...

I agree, Fred. And don't shut it down. :)


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