Fox News is using an ad opposing Stand Your Ground self-defense laws that reenacted the fatal 2012 shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to revive the false claim that Florida’s Stand Your Ground statute played no role in the acquittal of Martin’s shooter, George Zimmerman.
If you saw the trial in its entirety or even in any channel where they were actually reporting it and not trying to create more controversy, you may have noticed that the Defense Lawyers never brought SYG because it simply did not apply. All through the trial, evidence, witnesses, etc nobody mentions SYG. The only time we hear the term “Stand Your Ground is at the end of the trial when the judge gives the Jury instructions:
If George Zimmerman was not engaged in an unlawful activity and was attacked in any place where he had a right to be, he had no duty to retreat and had the right to stand his ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he reasonably believed that it was necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.
Only the dumbest of the dumb will say that no attack was taking place.But the EVIDENCE tells us otherwise. If an attack is happening and it raises to the level of forcible felony, deadly force is authorized: end of discussion.
Trayvon was not approaching, was not waving a weapon from afar, was not using language that suggested he would apply bodily harm: he was actually beating down on George Zimmerman with “ground & pound.” Stand Your Ground is simply a choice you have to either leave or face the assailant. George Zimmerman was not given the courtesy to choose and acted accordingly by using deadly force o an already engaged attacker. That is straight, plain old classic self-defense…which it is also hated by Gun Control Cultists.
At the end, if it is not Stand Your ground, it will be Castle Doctrine or basic self-defense or defense of others. There will always be something that is “immoral” , “racist” , “Redneck: , etc about the basic right to stay alive without the need of Governmental permission.
Or maybe is just that they do not have the will to face danger and the idea of meeting violence with violence freaks the hell out of them. And like revengeful, petty children, if they can do it, then you can’t either.
Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack.
Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA.
I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed.
I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.