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Mr. Zimmerman drops his attorneys

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    In Response to Re: Mr. Zimmerman drops his attorneys : You can make a distinction between a right to possess a firearm and a right to carry it.  Having a gun in your house for protection makes some sense, but carrying one outside can escalate conflicts in a dramatic and deadly fashion.
    Posted by Reubenhop


    I agree and many states do. Do we know if he had a license to carry or did he take it upon himself to carry illegally? I actually have no idea so I'm asking.
    In MA there are restrictions on gun licenses. My dad had a gun license with a restriction for 'Sport and Target No Conceal Carry'. Which was perfectly fine since he only wanted it for target shooting. When not being used at the range his guns were locked in a safe. 
    It's very hard to get a license to conceal carry in MA. As for FL it might be easier and maybe that is something that should and will change as a result of this case.

     
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    I am thinking these two clowns were never really his lawyers.  Until a court appearance and consideration is exchanged, the bond between a lawyer and client is not made.  These guys never even had to file any motions on behalf of Zimmerman, plus they never met.
     
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    In Response to Re: Mr. Zimmerman drops his attorneys : The Stand Your Ground Law in Florida is not a gun law, it's a self defense law.  It takes away the "duty" to flee if you are being attacked and feel your life is in danger.  It may have it's flaws but it is basically a sound law.  You shouldn't be forced to flee rather than defend yourself and face criminal charges...
    Posted by Hingmarsh


    But it was sold and very much sponsored as a gun law. 

    Now, then... Do you think Stand Your Ground applies to a black youth, as well?  Say, just at the level of principle...
     
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    In Response to Re: Mr. Zimmerman drops his attorneys : Hoping this wanna-be-cop-goon gets the maximum sentence, but a larger problem needs to be addressed.  Change this ridiculous law in Florida and get the guns away from idiots.  A 17-year-old kid would be alive and two families lives wouldn`t be ruined.
    Posted by jmel

    Really good point. The lives of two families are indeed ruined. I agree about the gun laws in FL. Don't get me wrong, I am not opposed to guns, I just think they should be regulated. While owning a gun is one thing, licenses to carry a concealed weapon should be limited to people involved in justice and law enforcement.

    Imagine what a different outcome this whole situation would have had if Zimmerman had not been carrying a gun? He might have actually stayed in the car like the 911 dispatcher told him to. I think the gun made him feel empowered...and that is a dangerous thing in certain situations.
     
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    Re: Mr. Zimmerman drops his attorneys

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    In Response to Re: Mr. Zimmerman drops his attorneys : Really good point. The lives of two families are indeed ruined. I agree about the gun laws in FL. Don't get me wrong, I am not opposed to guns, I just think they should be regulated. While owning a gun is one thing, licenses to carry a concealed weapon should be limited to people involved in justice and law enforcement. Imagine what a different outcome this whole situation would have had if Zimmerman had not been carrying a gun? He might have actually stayed in the car like the 911 dispatcher told him to. I think the gun made him feel empowered...and that is a dangerous thing in certain situations.
    Posted by miscricket


    A conservative will imagine a situation where Martin had a gun too. Then what? Two guys dead?
     
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