Nothing shocking to me here.

Florida

Florida (Photo credit: colros)

Having predicted the not guilty result on numerous blogs and social media for the past month or more, the verdict comes not as a shock to me.

It does however bring a feeling of unhappiness and fear to me.

IMHO this jury in Florida has just given the gun toting vigilantes of America a free pass to carry on with their volatile activities.

How many more must die before we, as members of the human race with supposed values that include the sanctity of life, STAND OUR GROUND?

A cartoon by Daryl Cagle displays the reason for the fear many have after this verdict.

We, as Americans have a long way to go if we ever expect to be the land of the free and the home of the brave again.

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4 thoughts on “Nothing shocking to me here.

  1. “‘IMHO this jury in Florida has just given the gun toting vigilantes of America a free pass to carry on with their volatile activities.”

    In my opinion the jury found Zimmerman not guilty based on the facts and reasonable doubt. The prosecution made up stories and scenarios not based on facts. It is simple as that.

    Most states now have some form of “Shall Issue” concealed carry law and none of the dire predictions of opponents have come to pass. I have license to carry a concealed handgun in Texas and your characterization of me as a “gun toting vigilante” is utter nonsense.

    I carry to protect my family and loved ones from harm.

    lwk
    free2beinamerica2.wordpress.com

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    • “In my opinion the jury found Zimmerman not guilty based on the facts and reasonable doubt.”
      Here are the facts. On a dark and rainy night, an armed man ignored the instructions given him by the 911 dispatcher exited his car and followed an unarmed 17 year old teen. A confrontation occurred with the results being the armed man having a few minor exculpatory cuts and bruises on his head and the unarmed teenager lying dead in the wet cold grass with a bullet through his heart.
      ” I carry to protect my family and loved ones from harm.”
      protect them from what? a teenager with a bag of skittles? But then, being from Texas you may be protecting the females in your family from having their tampons confiscated by the government forces. 🙂
      And knowing the odds of you or a member of your family either being injured or killed because of you gun ownership go up exponentially I am going to ask my religious friends to say a prayer for you and your family.
      I did not call you a gun toting vigilante but if the shoe fits ?

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