Much has been made of the fact that when you call the Police, you're not really talking to a cop and therefore don't have to obey a given directive. Neighborhood Watch members are not sworn officers either, so why do you have to obey them. How can you know that a person identifying themselves as N.W. is in fact a member?
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What you described is how we all wish things ALWAYS happened, but many situations are in fact life or death and innocent people have often been saved because someone used a gun. Of course the major "news" networks won't cover those stories.
Many more people get accidentally killed by those improperly trained in the use of a gun also. I am not anti-gun, but we certainly don't need to return to the wild west to be safe. More guns have not been the answer to our violent society.
I understand your concerns, Ms. S. I would like to point out that deaths caused by firearms accidents are very low compared to how often guns are used for self-defense situations (hundreds of thousands of times per year).
If you want to feel strong, work out. Plenty of chicken-hawks out there feel strong by carrying a gun. Since when can you get in a fight, and then kill someone when you start to lose? ZM could have stayed in his car and no one would have died.
That's the Second Amendment, Mr. Wall...not the First. And had he left the gun at home...well...he would probably be dead and no one would care anything about it...especially the media.
you're jumping to conclusions Caleb. Trayvon was not out to murder anyone. He jumped zimmerman because he was being stalked for heaven sakes.
In that case Martin was the attacker and Zimmerman defended himself. Had he not reached for his weapon, GZ would be another unnoticed dead guy.
No Caleb, had Zimmerman not played renegade vigilante and stalked Trayvon none of this would have happened and that is an inescapable fact.
It's exceptionally paranoid to me to think that the only possible outcomes here involved someone dying. And it doesn't address the question at all. What was ZM's authority to involve himself at all?
caleb it is fruitless to argue with liberals, they dont think, they just drink the koolaid and collect their govt pay.
I stand corrected on the amendment numbering--been hospitalized for a week. If he had no gun, I doubt there would had been any confrontation...I always care when someone is needlessly harmed.
celafoe insulting whole groups of people shows your inability to reason - critical thinking is your friend. Insults come from weak people who can't form logical arguments.
The term neighborhood watch is a telling term--you watch your neighborhood. You do not have police authority. You do not have the right to detain someone, threaten or attempt to subdue him. That is why we have police. A uninformed officer is imposing
I'm sorry to hear of your hospitalization, Mr. Wall. I hope everything is back on track now.
Thank you for your kind wishes. I had to make a repeat follow up visit last night and have another out-patient procedure performed today, but I think we got it right this time.