The ‘stand the ground,’ as they’re called, laws are opposed by law enforcement and opposed by prosecutors. And there’s another issue, which I didn’t read very much about. The shooter, this guy Zimmerman, how could he have had a permit to carry a concealed weapon, a loaded gun in the first place? Because long before he shot Trayvon Martin, he was arrested for attacking a police officer and was the subject of a court order to prevent domestic violence.
But unfortunately, in Florida, the gun laws are very lax. And unfortunately, law-enforcement officials have never been able to revoke this guy’s license to carry a loaded gun in public.
"Every time you see someone sticking up a 7-11, the kid is wearing a hoodie.
You have to recognize that this whole stylizing yourself as a ‘gangsta’…you’re going to be a gangsta wannabe? Well people are going to perceive you as a menace.”
- Geraldo Rivera
Anyone think Zimmerman would have shot this menacing gangster?