Well, did Trayvon attack Zimmerman to the point where he had to fight back and shoot him? Well, he definitely fought him, but there just isn't enough evidence to support or frown upon Zimmerman's drastic actions.
It might sound like I'm defending Zimmerman, but I'm really not. Anyone with a brain can see that this man followed Trayvon because Trayvon was black. There is definitely a racial element to this. I acknowledge that none of this would have happened had it not been for this paranoid racism on Zimmerman's part.
However, we need to ask why Trayvon attacked him. Did he feel threatened? If I were Trayvon and I felt threatened by this guy, I would either run away or STAND MY GROUND and fight him. Then again, Zimmerman had every right to protect himself when he was being attacked, even if he provoked it. Stand Your Ground makes perfect sense to me. It's not up to the government to decide if you have the right to protect yourself in the heat of the moment.
I can tell you that banning concealed carry is not the answer. It may sound nice, but the fact is that more people get killed in supposedly "gun-free" zones than in places where firearms are legal. Banning guns is like banning alcohol; it doesn't fucking work.
Edited by SpikySprinter, 12 April 2012 - 05:21 PM.