I am left to draw one conclusion…

…from this: Apparently Nick Anderson thinks we should all have to run from criminals, even if we’re in a place we have every right to be — such as our cars or our houses.

I understand the outrage over the Trayvon Martin shooting, but everyone blaming Castle Doctrine for this is just wrong. All the facts aren’t in on this yet. Sabra and I were talking about this the other day and she said something to the effect that it would have been a case of self-defense, but for the fact that Trayvon Martin didn’t have  a gun. (And you know the fine folks at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence wouldn’t have it any other way…) No doubt people will seize on the city’s statement that “(b)y Florida Statute, law enforcement was PROHIBITED from making an arrest based on the facts and circumstances they had at the time,” but that doesn’t necessarily mean George Zimmerman couldn’t have been arrested later.

But then there’s this:

Witness: Martin attacked Zimmerman

Wait, what? You mean this might not be as cut-and-dried as certain idiots in the media and the racial-grievance industry make it out to be?

I don’t know that said witness’ account would be true, but even if it’s not — even if it went down the way everyone seems to think it did — it’s still not justified under Castle Doctrine, as Zimmerman would have shown himself to be the aggressor by chasing Martin the way he’s alleged to have. But I guess, as with the guns, it’s just so much easier to pin the blame on the laws that make it easier for citizens to legitimately defend themselves.

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2 Responses to “I am left to draw one conclusion…”

  1. Mike W. Says:

    Do you think folks would be reacting the same way if the facts were the same only Zimmerman were black and Martin white?

  2. southtexaspistolero Says:

    Of course not.

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