Responsible gun owners and defenders of the right to self-defense must demand the prosecution of George Zimmerman
Police in the central Florida town of Sanford have said that 28-year-old George Zimmerman says he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self-defense during a confrontation in a gated community. Police have described Zimmerman as white; his family says he is Hispanic and not racist. (US News)Neighborhood vigilante George Zimmerman murdered young Trayvon Martin. I don't see how a reasonable person could reach any other conclusion. News outlets are blaming Florida's Stand Your Ground Law, but that's just agenda reporting.
Nothing in that law green-lights what Zimmerman did. He was flat-out wrong. Criminally wrong. You can’t just go chasing law-abiding citizens down the street at the point of a gun.
Zimmerman told a police dispatcher that the teen was "up to no good" because he was walking through his neighborhood "just walking around, looking about" with his "hands on his waistband." Does the idiot have kids? That's what teens do!
Zimmerman chased after Martin, complaining to the dispatcher, "These a******s always get away."
Hell yeah! When a gun-toting man is chasing you, you're going to try to get away. Of course Martin’s going to run. He probably thought Zimmerman was a pedophile or some kind of crazy person. He had every right to run. He also had a right to turn around and “jump” Zimmerman “from behind” (how do you get jumped from behind by someone you’re chasing? Zimmerman is lying.)
When someone chases you down and assaults you, you have a right to fight back. Too bad the kid didn’t end up kicking the dumb bastard’s head in.
Critics are calling for a repeal of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law in the wake of the killing, but that is like calling for the repeal of driving automobiles every time a pedestrian gets run down.
The perpetrator was not “standing his ground,” he was chasing down an innocent young man who was just trying to get back to his house before the second half started. If anything, had the kid killed Zimmerman, that same law would have protected him.
This is a tragedy. It is assault with a deadly weapon and murder. And Florida's Stand Your Ground law needs to stand. It will protect potential victims from assaults by people like George Zimmerman.
Update: Progressives are exploiting this tragedy (as they lamentably always do) to attempt to strike down the Florida law in question. The law did not authorize Zimmerman to chase down an innocent person. He was the aggressor in this instance. Here is the text of the law so you can judge for yourself.
(Alleged Attacker not covered under law)
(Standing your Ground)