Notice the reaction from the police….oh wait, there isn’t one.
I’ll tell you what would stop this nonsense with the quickness. About 10 of these, coming at 900 FPS.
Gun control fails again.
When the burglar kicked in White’s door and stepped through the doorway at about 1:15 a.m., he found himself looking down the barrel of the 75-year-old homeowner’s SKS rifle…
…The point-blank blast hurled the intruder backward through the doorway and onto White’s driveway. He later died from the single bullet wound.
Very few words needed to sum this up….HOLY SHIT!
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If you follow gun news at all, you already know the story, or at least most of it. From what I can gather, these are the facts.
George Zimmerman saw 17 year old Trayvon Martin walking down the street after dark and called 911.
He reported to 911 that Martin was peeking into windows and was acting like he was on drugs (whatever the fuck that means).
911 Dispatch asked Zimmerman if he was following Martin, Zimmerman confirmed that he was, and Dispatch told him this was not necessary and to wait for police to arrive.
Zimmerman at some point exited his vehicle, pursued Martin on foot, and confronted him.
A fight ensued, an eyewitness confirms that the two were struggling.
Zimmerman fires once and hits Martin.
Martin dies of a single gunshot wound to the chest.
Martin was unarmed.
Zimmerman is found by the police with a bloody nose and some kind of injury on the back of his head.
Carrying a concealed firearm is not a priveledge in my opinion, it is a right. Self defense is also a right. I also equally consider it a right to be in public without being molested by anyone who simply considers you suspicious.
Zimmerman had every right to observe what he considered to be a suspicious person. But the moment he exited his vehicle to confront Martin, he gave up his right to claim self defense. In fact, in my opinion (worth less than gash in a gay bar), the person who had a justifiable right to self defense in this situation was Trayvon Martin.
If I am walking home from a convenience store after dark and a stranger starts following me, I’m in condition red. I consider myself about to be attacked and I would be prepared to defend myself. If that asshole gets out of his car to “confront” me, my hand would be on my concealed weapon, ready to draw and fire. If he gets close enough for me to hit him, he is only alive at this point because his guardian angels are holding my arms down.
People want to focus on the fact that Martin was a stranger to Zimmerman, that Zimmerman had a right to be suspicious of Martin in this situation. But Zimmerman was a stranger to Martin as well, and Martin had every right to be aggressive and combative towards Zimmerman. If it was your 17 year old son, wouldn’t you want him to be willing and prepared to protect himself?
There are some reports that Martin initially ran when approached by Zimmerman. This further supports Martin’s right to defend himself, in that his first action was to get away from what he thought was a dangerous situation. This action in fact goes beyond Florida’s Stand Your Ground law and it’s stipulations for what is allowed in the context of self defense. And I can tell you, if I start running and the stranger starts chasing me, I am certain at this point that at a minimum, a fist fight is about to go down.
Zimmerman gave up his claim to self defense when he voluntarily left the vehicle to confront Martin. He didn’t break the law by getting out of his car, but he became the aggressor in the situation when he did so. If you don’t agree with me, put yourself in Trayvon Martin’s shoes. Or better yet, put your own child into his shoes. Then consider why people are calling for Zimmerman’s head. Fuck that guy, he is guilty of manslaughter at a minimum.
There is an ethos that comes with carrying, and it is specifically designed to prevent shit like this from happening.
UPDATE:The plot thickens. The phone call sure does make it look like Zimmerman initiated the physical confrontation with Martin.
Had to repost this, it’s brilliant.
A combat instructor (who happened to be Buddhist and a Marine) once said to me: “From now on, when dealing with (ed.) crazy / possibly violent people, you will lose every argument. You are always wrong. You are sorry for impinging on their day. You will apologize and apologize again. You will back the fuck down. You will put your tail between your legs. You will let them talk shit about your ladyfriend. You will let them call your mother a bitch and a whore and your dad a bastard. You have no ego. ”
“You do all this because if you are the one to start a fight, by default that fight now has a gun in it, and if you start losing, you’re going to pull it and kill him. And even if you don’t go to jail because you could convince the jury that it was self-defense, you’re going to have to live with the fact that you could have saved someone’s life and yet you let your ego kill someone.”
“You are not the police, so don’t act like them. Though all of you [civilians] are better shots than the police, you do not have the training, the continuum of force policy, or a union plus free lawyers protecting you if you screw up.”
ed: He also said: “but after backing down and trying to apologize, if at any time you then feel your life or that of a loved one is in danger, put three rounds into his [cardiothoracic] vault, call the police, give a statement, go home, and sleep like a baby. You did all you could for your attacker, and he was the one that made the final decision to kill himself.”
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say this was probably a bad shoot.
Trayvon, who lived in Miami with his mother, had been visiting his father and stepmother in a gated townhome community called The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, 20 miles north of Orlando.
As Trayvon returned to the townhome, Sanford police received a 911 call reporting a suspicious person.
Although names are blacked out on the police report, Crump and media reports at the time of the shooting identified the caller as George Zimmerman who is listed in the community’s newsletter as the Neighborhood Watch captain.
Without waiting for police to arrive, Crump said, Zimmerman confronted Trayvon, who was on the sidewalk near his home. By the time police got there, Trayvon was dead of a single gunshot to the chest.
“What do the police find in his pocket? Skittles,” Crump said. “A can of Arizona ice tea in his jacket pocket and Skittles in his front pocket for his brother Chad.”
The rest of the story outlines what happened, despite the fact that the police are surpressing the 911 call transcript.
It seems Mr. Zimmerman actually exited his car to confront Trayvon. What does that tell you? It tells you that apparently black people aren’t allowed in gated communities.
Unless there are very important details that are missing, I hope this asshole Zimmerman goes to jail. Owning a gun doesn’t make you Captain Save the Hood.
Burglars are bold, but stupid motherfuckers. It takes brass balls and desperation to invade someones home and try to steal their shit. and bolder still, shooting someone to get what ain’t yours. And then stupid enough to think everyone are just gonna lay down and die. Not this tough sumbitch.
This dude is fuckin legit, porn stache and all
Montgomery police say they got a call just before 3:30 in the afternoon that a man was shot multiple times and the suspects were still on the loose.
“I didn’t think it was going to happen at the mall in broad daylight like that,” says Thomas.
Police say after the shooting, the suspects drove to an area behind the mall, abandoned their cars and ran into a nearby neighborhood.
It wasn’t long, though, before police were hot on their trail thanks to the help of a mall security officer.
Hmmm….Thousands show up at Starbucks openly carrying firearms, no one gets hurt (unless you count the level of butthurt). People show up to a shopping mall with a No Guns Allowed policy, and a dude gets robbed and shot.
I really want to believe that the idiots at CSGV and NGVAC aren’t fucking retarded, but it’s getting harder and harder each and every day.The fact that the security guard helped lead the cops to the suspects is just poetic right there. Your best defense is not even a police officer, it’s a fucking mall cop. Brilliant.