Originally Posted by Brucev
As to cc, this incident puts on glaring display the problems that attend to the use of a weapon ostensibly in self-defense when common sense argues otherwise. If as written the Fla. law shields zimmerman, then the law is an abomination that will need to be re-written so as to be an actual means of justice rather than a tool to be used by a criminal.
A poor woman go to the store to buy some food for her children.
She is carrying a concealed weapon.
She is attacked by a much larger man who bangs her head on the concrete.
She shoots and kills the attacker.
Under the old law she would have to proved that she tried to retreat. Under the 'stand your ground' law she does not.