As a Native of Florida – I believe that our “Stand your Ground” laws are appropriate. In fact, over 30 states have a version of law, and I appreciate the opportunity, if ever necessary, to protect myself. Stronger so-called gun control laws have NEVER, historically been effective in removing guns from criminals. It removes guns from law abiding citizens. I’m not willing to relinquish my ability, if I so choose, to carry a firearm.
I don’t pretend for a second to understand what was going through #Zimmerman ‘s mind when this tragic incident occurred. Martin was 4” taller, and definitely more athletically inclined than he. Martin was a thug-kid from Miami Gardens. Zimmerman was a 5’7”, out of shape guy whose head was being pounded into the concrete. What would I have done? Maybe I’d have done the same thing. I don’t have a “flight” mechanism, so I don’t know if I would have run even if I had wanted to.