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Old Jul 22nd 2013, 4:36 pm
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Well I certainly wouldn't be explaining myself to a (lol)neighborhood watch guy.
Also, you can't mess with a mans (dough)nuts and expect to get away with it.
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Old Jul 22nd 2013, 4:39 pm
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Originally Posted by paranoidandroid View Post
Good point.
That's the time common sense comes into play. Neither of them showed any, if you believe Zimmerman's account. That doesn't make him guilty of murder though.
You know the old thing about martial arts experts having their hands registered as deadly weapons? I'm not even sure that it's true.

BUT the principle applies... If you know you can do more harm to someone than they can do to you (ie, you're carrying a gun) - shouldn't that make you the person who needs to be twice as aware NOT to get into a confrontation?
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BUT the principle applies... If you know you can do more harm to someone than they can do to you (ie, you're carrying a gun) - shouldn't that make you the person who needs to be twice as aware NOT to get into a confrontation?
Watch as I get beheaded for not toeing the party line here but ...

No. If you're legally carrying, conceled or otherwise, the onus isn't on you to do anything. Maybe it's the right thing to do to make it known right away you're armed but the law is on your side as long as you act within it.
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Originally Posted by Trixie_b View Post
You know the old thing about martial arts experts having their hands registered as deadly weapons? I'm not even sure that it's true.

BUT the principle applies... If you know you can do more harm to someone than they can do to you (ie, you're carrying a gun) - shouldn't that make you the person who needs to be twice as aware NOT to get into a confrontation?
It's not true.

The class that you have to take here in FL before you can apply for a CCW permit, make you extremely aware of your personal responsibility if you're carrying a weapon.
So yes, it would be a last resort. Who knows what was going through either of their minds at the time of the initial spark off...
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Watch as I get beheaded for not toeing the party line here but ...

No. If you're legally carrying, conceled or otherwise, the onus isn't on you to do anything except hit the target. Maybe it's the right thing to do to make it known right away you're armed but the law is on your side as long as you act within it.
That's true.

FTFY.
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That's true.

FTFY.
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His fix wasn't concealed, now was it?

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His fix wasn't concealed , now was it?
Of all the things to fix, that was the one he missed ...
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George Zimmerman helped rescue a family of four, from an overturned vehicle on Wednesday;

http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/22/us/flo...html?hpt=hp_t2


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George Zimmerman helped rescue a family of four, from an overturned vehicle on Wednesday;

http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/22/us/flo...html?hpt=hp_t2


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Bloody hell........... I bet within the hour, someone says that he'd run them off the road to get the good publicity...
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Bloody hell........... I bet within the hour, someone says that he'd run them off the road to get the good publicity...
So having failed to make a positive impression as a pseudo beat cop, he's now trying his hand at highway patrol?
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So having failed to make a positive impression as a pseudo beat cop, he's now trying his hand at highway patrol?
That's exactly what I thought but I didn't want to say anything lest I look like I'm picking on poor Georgie.
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Originally Posted by Trixie_b View Post
Bloody hell........... I bet within the hour, someone says that he'd run them off the road to get the good publicity...
They were probably trying to get away from him.
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That's exactly what I thought but I didn't want to say anything lest I look like I'm picking on poor Georgie.
'Poor Georgie' is open for ridicule. Just because the law was on his side doesn't mean he wasn't a moron for taking it into his own hands.

If he genuinely helped them, not as an act of trying to make himself look good then fair ****s, though. That's how to do your job as a responsible citizen looking out for your community.
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Originally Posted by Trixie_b View Post
Bloody hell........... I bet within the hour, someone says that he'd run them off the road to get the good publicity...
Do we know if they were black. These things matter. Oh and well done George for not shooting any of them.
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