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Daniel Driver
Daniel Driver

This regulation should be restructured, not repealed.

Michelle Crawford
Michelle Crawford
  • Daniel Driver

I am not fully familiar with stand your ground law---but "justifiable" self defense always overruled and aided the defendant. But "justifiable" is always subjective. Those are the issues with the law, it's not clear cut. I personally would not be in fear of Tryvon even if it was midnight, but then there are others who are fearful of other races (men or women) and instantly go into 'protective mode'.... I have seen it, a black man dressed in regular casual clothing walks too close to a...

I am not fully familiar with stand your ground law---but "justifiable" self defense always overruled and aided the defendant. But "justifiable" is always subjective. Those are the issues with the law, it's not clear cut. I personally would not be in fear of Tryvon even if it was midnight, but then there are others who are fearful of other races (men or women) and instantly go into 'protective mode'.... I have seen it, a black man dressed in regular casual clothing walks too close to a young white female and instantly she clutches her purse... you go up to a person and they are outside of your race to ask for direction and they immediately start running away...the list is endless! BUT bottom line this law need to be clear cut and defined.

Kristin Cantor
Kristin Cantor
  • Daniel Driver

Michelle Crawford I kind of think that law could cause injustice and I am not for it. Actually I accidently voted wrong, cause I hit the wrong thing, my computer was acting up. Is there a way to revote?

Donnamaria Olivieri
Donnamaria Olivieri
  • Daniel Driver

Michelle Crawford ~~OH SOME OF THESE COMMENTS ON HERE REALLY HAVE ME MADE, I AGREE WITH YOU SWEETIE, I AM TIRED OF HEARING THAT WE AS A PEOPLE ARE THIS THAT & THE OTHER,WE ARE HUMAN BEING,GOD CREATED EQUALLY AND GOD LOVES US,& WHOM EVER DOESNOT LOVE US,DOES NOT LOVE GOD, JUSTICE NEEDS TO BE DONE FOR TRAYVON & HIS PARENTS,THIS IS UNCALLED FOR,I LIVE IN PA. I PRAYTHEY WOULD NEVER EVER MAKE A "STUPID LAW AS THIS" I AM VERY ANGRY ABOUT THIS CRAZINESS. PLUS THESE PREJUDICE WHITE FOLKS CAN BUILD...

Michelle Crawford ~~OH SOME OF THESE COMMENTS ON HERE REALLY HAVE ME MADE, I AGREE WITH YOU SWEETIE, I AM TIRED OF HEARING THAT WE AS A PEOPLE ARE THIS THAT & THE OTHER,WE ARE HUMAN BEING,GOD CREATED EQUALLY AND GOD LOVES US,& WHOM EVER DOESNOT LOVE US,DOES NOT LOVE GOD, JUSTICE NEEDS TO BE DONE FOR TRAYVON & HIS PARENTS,THIS IS UNCALLED FOR,I LIVE IN PA. I PRAYTHEY WOULD NEVER EVER MAKE A "STUPID LAW AS THIS" I AM VERY ANGRY ABOUT THIS CRAZINESS. PLUS THESE PREJUDICE WHITE FOLKS CAN BUILD THEIR OWN COMMUNITY AND LIVE THERE, ALL TOGETHER,NOT HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT LOOKING AT PEOPLE OF COLOR, AND LATINOS,& LATINIA'S I AM SICK OF THESE SORT OF WHITE FOLKS

Monti Kay Ladd
Monti Kay Ladd
  • Daniel Driver

Ciaran Palmer
You've got to be kidding me! That is like saying the reaction "blondes" get is the healthy natural reaction resulting from the way "blondes" generally behave. Stereo typing humanity is historically destructive. It is pathetic that we live in a world where we are judged by our appearance and not our actions.

Donnamaria Olivieri
Donnamaria Olivieri
  • Daniel Driver

Ciaran Palmer ~ALL YOU ARE TO ME IS A PREJUDICE WHITE IGNORANT PERSON, WE ARE NOT NEGROES WE ARE ALL GOD CREATION, MADE IN HIS IMAGE AND LIKENESS

Lane Lombardia
Lane Lombardia
  • Daniel Driver

Michelle Crawford Jesse Jackson admitted that he, himself, breathes a sigh of relief when he realizes that the person behind him is not another black man. Why then, is it racist for anyone other than Reverend Jackson, or are you saying that Reverend Jackson is racist and bigoted against black men?

"There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery. Then look around and see somebody white and feel...

Michelle Crawford Jesse Jackson admitted that he, himself, breathes a sigh of relief when he realizes that the person behind him is not another black man. Why then, is it racist for anyone other than Reverend Jackson, or are you saying that Reverend Jackson is racist and bigoted against black men?

"There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery. Then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.... After all we have been through. Just to think we can't walk down our own streets, how humiliating."

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Jesse_Jackson

Michael Cosine
Michael Cosine
  • Daniel Driver

Michelle Crawford Perhaps if this "other race" you speak of was not responsible for over 70% of the violent crime in the USA. People men or women would not be so afraid of them. I don't know for sure I am no psychologist but I can read the newspaper the crime section of it gives me a good idea of who to avoid.

Mon Chérie
Mon Chérie
  • Daniel Driver

Ciaran Palmer this so-called "healthy natural reaction" society has towards one another is precisely the problem. After a history of violence (dog eat dog world) it may very well be (rather) our natural reaction vs. the former. There is nothing healthy about reactions predicated in bias and fear. There is a lack of objectivity and it is evident in our judicial system.

Granted, you have some valid arguments yet use them to support your own bias and fears. Therein lies the problem (which you...

Ciaran Palmer this so-called "healthy natural reaction" society has towards one another is precisely the problem. After a history of violence (dog eat dog world) it may very well be (rather) our natural reaction vs. the former. There is nothing healthy about reactions predicated in bias and fear. There is a lack of objectivity and it is evident in our judicial system.

Granted, you have some valid arguments yet use them to support your own bias and fears. Therein lies the problem (which you can't see). Prejudice renders us unable to make clear decisions b/c it is essentially a scued view or rather perception of reality. In other words, any "facts or generalizations" on a matter a bias individual will use to support your own bias. And if it makes you feel any better, we are all guilty of this on some level --- whether we're talking race relations or who has the best pizza joint in town.

Bottom line. We are a world of people living in a constant state of fear. A fear that manifests itself in ugly ways and in America, generally by way of our own blind ego. Just wish mankind had more love and understanding for one another than this f*ck you pay me and I'm better than you b/c bullsh*t mentality that gets us nowhere.

Janet Pearson-Day
Janet Pearson-Day

I find it very disturbing that is is so easy for people in the States to obtain weapons of any kind...all the violence on the TV just encourages people to attack and ask questions later...the world has become a very unsafe place and as far as I am concerned the sooner the Lord returns to take his people home to safety the better...I feel so very sad for Trayvon's family THIS SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED.....

Janet Pearson-Day
Janet Pearson-Day
  • Janet Pearson-Day

sorry Paula, but never in my house...

Lane Lombardia
Lane Lombardia
  • Janet Pearson-Day

You referred to "weapons of any kind". Do you know all five types of weapons?
1. Sticks (All manner of pole arms fall into this category to some extent as well as a hiker's walking stick, a cricket bat, or a broom. Are you suggesting that sale or possession of brooms be banned?)
2. Blades (This includes pen knives, kitchen knives, scissors, machetes, swords, halberds, axes, etc. Again, are you proposing the ban on sale or possession of anything that can hold an edge?)
3. Flexible weapons (A...

You referred to "weapons of any kind". Do you know all five types of weapons?
1. Sticks (All manner of pole arms fall into this category to some extent as well as a hiker's walking stick, a cricket bat, or a broom. Are you suggesting that sale or possession of brooms be banned?)
2. Blades (This includes pen knives, kitchen knives, scissors, machetes, swords, halberds, axes, etc. Again, are you proposing the ban on sale or possession of anything that can hold an edge?)
3. Flexible weapons (A rope, without or without weights, a chain, with or without weights, or even the belt holding up a person's trousers all fit this description.)
4. Projectile weapons (This covers bow & arrow, crossbow & bolt, sling, slingshot, a thrown rock, and, of course firearms. Are you suggesting that all rocks small enough to be thrown be ground to sand?)
5. Combination weapons

Now that you know the 5 weapon types, all I can say is of course weapons are easy to obtain; but not merely in the US. I submit that you can obtain at least one of the weapons described above in any major city in less than an hour in any country in the world provided you had the currency to pay for it.

In woodland it's even easier. It should take you less than ten minutes to find an object that will serve as a weapon under the definitions above.

Your statement that you "find it very disturbing that is is so easy for people in the States to obtain weapons of any kind" tells me that you had no idea just how broad the term is and how, by definition, plentiful they are.

The most important weapon of all sits between the ears of every living human being.

Janet Pearson-Day
Janet Pearson-Day
  • Janet Pearson-Day

Sir, as I said before, never in my house....whatever I may have hanging around will not and I repeat not be used as a weapon...I have the only weapon I need and that is Almighty God....

Lane Lombardia
Lane Lombardia
  • Janet Pearson-Day

Janet Pearson-Day Thou shalt not put the Lord thy God to the test.

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  • Janet Pearson-Day

Janet Pearson -day; am sooo in agreement with you! shalom!! Love and Light!!also May God Bless you!

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  • Janet Pearson-Day

Lane : its ur bedtime again!!

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  • Janet Pearson-Day

janet, yes the sooner the better and don't think it will b long... if mankind don't kill each other first!

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  • Janet Pearson-Day

Lane Lombardia lol!!!

Jackie Cox
Jackie Cox
  • Janet Pearson-Day

rest in peace

Joan Conlee
Joan Conlee

This law sucks so they r saying just because he (says) self defence he has the right to kill someones child! Well my daughter was killed in Feburary and I know how this family feels He should be behind bars and this law needs to be gone it wasnt in self defence He was a coward.

Jessie Rawlins
Jessie Rawlins
  • Joan Conlee

If your daughter had been carrying a gun and knew how to use it would she be dead?

Lane Lombardia
Lane Lombardia
  • Joan Conlee

les reed You think it is the "norm"? Are you referring to law abiding citizens or criminals? What statistics have you been reading? With regard to getting rid of drugs, how many people are already in prison or dead over the "War on Drugs"? Do you see any credible evidence that the brute force method being employed is working or is even workable? How, exactly, would you propose to "get rid of" drugs?

Joy Adams
Joy Adams
  • Joan Conlee

And you know this how? Were you there? He is somebody's child too!

Roy Rodriguez
Roy Rodriguez
  • Joan Conlee

les reed wow now you said something worth while

Ted Perry
Ted Perry
  • Joan Conlee

some where that drug dealer has gave someone a drug somewhere that has o d ed so there for he s committed a murder treat them as so no life in prison thats to easy we pay for it if you re not infringing on other s why whine and cry if you mind you re own bussiness then you wont get shot

Ted Perry
Ted Perry
  • Joan Conlee

Lane Lombardia i do bang

Sheryl Koroleski
Sheryl Koroleski
  • Joan Conlee

Jessie Rawlins ,I agree with you.I had some trouble once & I told the bugger I had two friends he could meet,smith& wesson.I wasn't sfraid to shoot a pretty deer & if he came through my door as he said he would I'd have no problem pulling the trigger.I believe,the facts need to speak for themselves.You should be able to defend yourself& stand up for your rights & if someone has it in for you ;no matter what color or religion,they will try to harm you.If you make it known that you will not...

Jessie Rawlins ,I agree with you.I had some trouble once & I told the bugger I had two friends he could meet,smith& wesson.I wasn't sfraid to shoot a pretty deer & if he came through my door as he said he would I'd have no problem pulling the trigger.I believe,the facts need to speak for themselves.You should be able to defend yourself& stand up for your rights & if someone has it in for you ;no matter what color or religion,they will try to harm you.If you make it known that you will not stand up & not be a door mat;I believe criminals would think twice about committing a crime.

Jessie Rawlins
Jessie Rawlins
  • Joan Conlee

les reed http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/news/local/sun_coast/soldier-stops-bank-robbery-suspect-05312011
All it takes is one person who knows what they are doing to stop a criminal. As long as law abiding citizens out number the criminals I say arm them.

Stephanie Hatfield
Stephanie Hatfield
  • Joan Conlee

Jessie Rawlins Toe Tally Agree

Roy Rodriguez
Roy Rodriguez

only the ones who are afraid of getting shot brakeing into some ones home, want the law changed... look at who causes 85% of the crime in fla, sanford P.D. shoud of checked the march for outstanding warrants..the crime rate has gone DOWN..homey will think twice before mugging a 60-70 year old retired in a walmart parking lot. if zimmerman did not follow the law then only he should pay for it..the fools who say '' take immediate '' steps before the/all fact are known are plain dumb and to say...

only the ones who are afraid of getting shot brakeing into some ones home, want the law changed... look at who causes 85% of the crime in fla, sanford P.D. shoud of checked the march for outstanding warrants..the crime rate has gone DOWN..homey will think twice before mugging a 60-70 year old retired in a walmart parking lot. if zimmerman did not follow the law then only he should pay for it..the fools who say '' take immediate '' steps before the/all fact are known are plain dumb and to say up to a year is dumber.. every thing is known by now and even within 48 hrs...csi will tell the FACTS...witnesses will talk/have talked...find another knee jerking cause to mouth off about.. because when some one is breaking into YOUR house you will be glad there's a stand your ground backing you up...

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  • Roy Rodriguez

Don't have an issue witht "Self Defence" Have an Issue with "IN COLD BLOOD"!!!

Lane Lombardia
Lane Lombardia
  • Roy Rodriguez

There is ample evidence to refute the suggestion of "IN COLD BLOOD" and support the claim of self defense. How you are seemingly unaware of this, I don't know.

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  • Roy Rodriguez

MR. I HAVE NEVER STATED THAT I DO NOT AGREE WITH SELF DEFENSE!!! THERE ARE AND COULD B MANY ABUSES OF THE STAND UR GROUND!! AND WHY ON EARTH ARE YOU TROLLING ME!!! PLEASE GO PICK ON SOMEONE UR OWN SIZE!! I AM BIGGER!!

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  • Roy Rodriguez

OMG!! Lane Lombarardia : Must u speak over my Flippin Shoulder Constantly? We shall see about the evidence...Think u may b surprised!!

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  • Roy Rodriguez

Again i notice that Mr. Lombaradia has removed his previous statements.

Jackie Cox
Jackie Cox
  • Roy Rodriguez

what ? you have a muse in your pocket ha ha ha

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  • Roy Rodriguez

Jackie Cox...i do believe u might be Mr. Lombaradias new profile...since he has decided to leave...

James Penton
James Penton

The law as it stands is an invitation to murder. It shows the utter backwardness of Florida which, like most southern states, is still living in the old south psychologically with its racism and disrespect of human life when the human in question has a black skin.

Angela Cappa Gonzales
Angela Cappa Gonzales
  • James Penton

VERY well put.

Lane Lombardia
Lane Lombardia
  • James Penton

Your accusation of racism is of cold comfort for black men who are, statistically, the overwhelming murder target of other black men. http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2010/crime-in-the-u.s.-2010/tables/10shrtbl06.xls

Gun control, historically, has always been racist. The term "Saturday Night Special" is, by definition, racist. If you don't know what it actually means, look it up.

James Penton
James Penton
  • James Penton

I am not one who goes to Florida. I have been there about three times in my life and don't think I have created any problems for anyone. But this I do know. Many , many Northerners have settled in Florida, as have Canadians, Europeans and Latin Americans. And it is really they who have developed the state and made it fairly healthy economically. Otherwise it might be as backward as Louisiana or Mississippi. But that has nothing to do with the Martin case or the legislation which allows...

I am not one who goes to Florida. I have been there about three times in my life and don't think I have created any problems for anyone. But this I do know. Many , many Northerners have settled in Florida, as have Canadians, Europeans and Latin Americans. And it is really they who have developed the state and made it fairly healthy economically. Otherwise it might be as backward as Louisiana or Mississippi. But that has nothing to do with the Martin case or the legislation which allows people to kill others and claim self defense. Joseph Moore writing above has said, "if you do some research most places that have high rates of firearm ownership are actually lower in violent crime rankings." But those statistics are nonsense; they are taken from certain areas in the United States and do not contrast violent crime rates with those nations and peoples who have strict gun controls and don't allow people to carry pistols. When certain Americans (but not all in many parts of the country) make claims of the sort Moore does, it indicates that they are terribly parochial and know practically nothing about how other peoples live in the industrialized world. In some ways such Americans are among the most socially backward people in the developed world.

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  • James Penton

james Penton:Respect ur thinking..racism breeds ignorance breeds racism!! shalom!! Light and Love!!

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  • James Penton

Applaud you Sir!!!

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  • James Penton

WooooW Mr. Penton..Racism and Disrespect of Human life...correct...correct...Correct!!!

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  • James Penton

Don't believe u r qualified to speak for comforting Black men with stupid useless stats. Lane Limbardia;. It is people who have the mind set of Zimmermon who Black Men have to fear!!

Linda Rizzio De Santis
Linda Rizzio De Santis

This law is intended for innocent people to be able to protect themselves against someone try to hurt them.If you want it repealed this law you never felt threatened and do not know what that fear is like.

Ron Meyers
Ron Meyers
  • Linda Rizzio De Santis

Refine it- maybe. Repeal it- NO! Everyone has the right to defend themselves against anyone intending to do them bodily harm- armed or not. Don't want to get shot- mind your business and respect the right of others to be left alone.

Maureen Masonbrink
Maureen Masonbrink
  • Linda Rizzio De Santis

Ron Meyers Sure, Ron. But while you are minding your own business, etc., follow the instructions given you by an officer of the law while you are on the phone with him or her! DO not become a vigilante and take the law into your own hands...That man may have been a member of the neighborhood watch but he was not a sworn in officer of the law!

Glenn Vincent Stearns
Glenn Vincent Stearns
  • Linda Rizzio De Santis

Maureen Masonbrink Do you know for a fact that is what happened? If so you will be the first, and I would like to know how you know that? There has been no evidence backing the accusations of the media that Zimmerman continued to follow Martin after being told to stand down; in fact one eyewitness account has Zimmerman walking back to his SUV when Martin attacks Zimmerman breaking his nose etc., let's let the courts do their thing and Ron is correct in my opinion, and I am a retired...

Maureen Masonbrink Do you know for a fact that is what happened? If so you will be the first, and I would like to know how you know that? There has been no evidence backing the accusations of the media that Zimmerman continued to follow Martin after being told to stand down; in fact one eyewitness account has Zimmerman walking back to his SUV when Martin attacks Zimmerman breaking his nose etc., let's let the courts do their thing and Ron is correct in my opinion, and I am a retired Federal Officer BTW. If Zimmerman were threatened with his life and feared for his, or even that he may go unconscious and then would be helpless against someone smashing him in the face... We need answers though before we jump to conclusions. The law is good; the application is why we need to watch the police and the judges so that it is applied only when it fits.

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  • Linda Rizzio De Santis

Maureen Masonbrink U r right Maureen.

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  • Linda Rizzio De Santis

Glenn Vincent Stearns What?? You can hear him (Zimmermon} breathing hard as hr chases Treyvon and try's to talk to 911 operator..After being told to retreat..and in another breath calls Treyvon a Dam-- Coo--..go back and listen to the taped calls in high quality..i did!! and i listened to the delight in his voice as he thought of his "catch" ,,Zimmermon is one of the sickest puppies around with obvious emotinal problems ,,including the need desire to b the "Hero" "Deputy Dawg...

Glenn Vincent Stearns What?? You can hear him (Zimmermon} breathing hard as hr chases Treyvon and try's to talk to 911 operator..After being told to retreat..and in another breath calls Treyvon a Dam-- Coo--..go back and listen to the taped calls in high quality..i did!! and i listened to the delight in his voice as he thought of his "catch" ,,Zimmermon is one of the sickest puppies around with obvious emotinal problems ,,including the need desire to b the "Hero" "Deputy Dawg syndrome.".federal Officer (BTW)?? retired i'm sure...at the end of the day he is also a sad excuse for a man..shooting down a teenager..when he could have avoided it if he had listened to police.

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  • Linda Rizzio De Santis

Yes Sue!! What u said!!!

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  • Linda Rizzio De Santis

Glenn Vincent Stearns Listen to the 911 tapes..Listen Intently..and then say what u said!!

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  • Linda Rizzio De Santis

maureen masonbrink: and that dear, is exactly what Zimmermon did!!

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  • Linda Rizzio De Santis

Exactly Maureen Masonbrick!!

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  • Linda Rizzio De Santis

Maureen..well said dear!!

Vanessa Staros-Schaefer

I live in FL, I DO NOT own a gun. I NEVER WILL. Guns are not the answer. It's not civilized! We are not living in 1787 when the Constitution was written, nor are we living in the wild west - but it sure feels that way... more and more each day... Children die playing with guns, deranged adults kill or maim doing senseless foolish acts. I say adjust the Second Amendment. Restrict guns to Police, Military, FBI and the like. - Get them off the streets. But that won't happen 'cause the highly...

I live in FL, I DO NOT own a gun. I NEVER WILL. Guns are not the answer. It's not civilized! We are not living in 1787 when the Constitution was written, nor are we living in the wild west - but it sure feels that way... more and more each day... Children die playing with guns, deranged adults kill or maim doing senseless foolish acts. I say adjust the Second Amendment. Restrict guns to Police, Military, FBI and the like. - Get them off the streets. But that won't happen 'cause the highly funded NRA rules - overshadowing "we the people." How many more innocents have to die? Stupid is as stupid does... "Imagine all the people Living life in peace," "You may say I'm a dreamer - But I'm not the only one - I hope some day you'll join us - And the world will live as one." JL.

Roy Rodriguez
Roy Rodriguez
  • Vanessa Staros-Schaefer

gee vanessa you quote john lennon a drugged out britt. but he had enough $ to get his fix and not have to steal for it ... smart thinking

Gayle Sikorra
Gayle Sikorra
  • Vanessa Staros-Schaefer

Vanessa you're right we're not living in the wild west.. we're living in an age WORSE than the wild west with the drugs and ganbangers who have no reguards for human life. GUNS DO NOT SHOOT THEM SELVES.. they dont hop off of a shelf and shoot.. And the day they shoot themselves I'll jump on the bandwagon for banning them.. Its usually the GANGBANGERS that are shooting people and killing them.In chicago another little girl asleep on her couch was shot through the house walls ... let me...

Vanessa you're right we're not living in the wild west.. we're living in an age WORSE than the wild west with the drugs and ganbangers who have no reguards for human life. GUNS DO NOT SHOOT THEM SELVES.. they dont hop off of a shelf and shoot.. And the day they shoot themselves I'll jump on the bandwagon for banning them.. Its usually the GANGBANGERS that are shooting people and killing them.In chicago another little girl asleep on her couch was shot through the house walls ... let me guess that gun was outside alone and shot the house. NO it was a SCUMBAG gangbanger that shot that gun. LAW ABIDING Citizens dont go shooting people. People have them in their homes for protection against SCUMBAGS who feel it is their right to break into your house and take things they didnt work for. OR to harm your family. I refuse to be a victim of one or more of these PUNKS. GET A JOB, EARN YOUR OWN money and buy your own things . Its NOT GUN VIOLENCE as the lamestream media loves to word it IT IS GANG VIOLENCE that is the problem. PERIOD.

Gayle Sikorra
Gayle Sikorra
  • Vanessa Staros-Schaefer

the reason children die from "Playing with guns" Is Irresponible gun owners who do not lock them up.. there are plenty of ways to keep guns out of childrens hands. LOCK THEM UP or have trigger locks on them. again I agree with you STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES.

Teresa Donaldson Peal
Teresa Donaldson Peal
  • Vanessa Staros-Schaefer

Vanessa , if you try & take all the guns from the law abiding citizens , that leaves us helpless , because ur not going to get the guns from the criminals , they don't register their guns , that is a dumb statment if ever I heard one .... wake up & smell the coffee ... a lot more innocent people will die if our guns are taken away & the criminals keep their's ... I for one will never support this & hope it never happens in America . The police will have their guns & the criminals will have...

Vanessa , if you try & take all the guns from the law abiding citizens , that leaves us helpless , because ur not going to get the guns from the criminals , they don't register their guns , that is a dumb statment if ever I heard one .... wake up & smell the coffee ... a lot more innocent people will die if our guns are taken away & the criminals keep their's ... I for one will never support this & hope it never happens in America . The police will have their guns & the criminals will have their's , so tell me what will we have for protection ???? a ball bat ... I think not I can just imagine trying to defend myself aganist an intruder with a gun & I myself armed with a ball bat !!!!!

Michael Cosine
Michael Cosine
  • Vanessa Staros-Schaefer

Gayle Sikorra Well said I agree completely!

Gayle Sikorra
Gayle Sikorra
  • Vanessa Staros-Schaefer

Michael Cosine Thank you.. I just hate it when people blame "The Gun" And aren't responsible. You hear of children being killed "shooting themselves" or by a " friend" because daddy or mommy left the gun on the dresser or in a drawer and the kids thought it was a "TOY". So to me that is a weak argument on Vanessas part.

Glenn Vincent Stearns
Glenn Vincent Stearns
  • Vanessa Staros-Schaefer

Vanessa, if guns are outlawed then only outlaws would have the guns. People in countries with strict gun laws still have high violent crime rates. By the way, Washington D.C. had the strictest gun laws in the country and comparable with the most docile in the world, yet was the undisputed MURDER capital of the WORLD for decades. They lost that title the day they allowed citizens to carry weapons again. Try to rape a .38; the police are only minutes away when seconds count right? Hope you never meet evil people, like I have.

Glenn Vincent Stearns
Glenn Vincent Stearns
  • Vanessa Staros-Schaefer

Gayle Sikorra Well said! I totally agree.

Bob Washburn
Bob Washburn
  • Vanessa Staros-Schaefer

Vanessa, our founding fathers wanted us to be armed because as a last resort we might have to overthrow a tyranical government, just as they did in 1776. Gun control works. Just ask the Germans, the Russians, the Iraqis, the Chinese etc..... The key to everything is proper punishment for violating laws and teaching the Constitution to each and every citizen so people will know when the laws are being violated, not resticting our freedoms. Read Bastiat's "The Law." One of the crucial points...

Vanessa, our founding fathers wanted us to be armed because as a last resort we might have to overthrow a tyranical government, just as they did in 1776. Gun control works. Just ask the Germans, the Russians, the Iraqis, the Chinese etc..... The key to everything is proper punishment for violating laws and teaching the Constitution to each and every citizen so people will know when the laws are being violated, not resticting our freedoms. Read Bastiat's "The Law." One of the crucial points he makes is that in order to control the people "the poison and the antidote must be made in the same laboratory." Gayle, it's a tragedy when children die from playing with guns. Again it goes to the education and not restriction. All my children were brought up around guns just as I. There was never a curiosity about them. I knew what they were capable of doing, learned about them as tools and how to take care of them as such. A gun lying around was the same as a hammer that is to be used at the proper time and only as such. Parents that don't expose their children to guns from day one and expect them to not be excited about touching or using such a powerful tool are negligent in the upbringing of their children. Lastly, it is a violence issue. When we can curtail the violence and punish the perpetrators rather than coddle them like little babies, the violent deaths will end. People in countries without guns kill by other means. The government wants us to be disarmed for their own benefit period. I'm not a fanatic right-winged wasp. I believe in the Constitution and personal responsibility. I still belive that if our country would unite we could vote in the correct people to make us a strong nation again. Let's excercise these rights while we still have them and quit debating all the small things that break us up.

Joy Johnson
Joy Johnson
  • Vanessa Staros-Schaefer

Vanessa that was so well said. You were very thoughful and insightful especially when it came to your understanding of humanity. Thank you for speaking the truth. We are losing our humanity more and more every day.

Lesia Moore Donalson
Lesia Moore Donalson

Self defense is a basic human right, and an innate instinct. However, it should not be allowed to be a defense for murder, either. Each situation should be investigated and if deemed the person acted outside the stand your ground defense, he or she should b e treated as a murderer. Rework the law!

Angel House
Angel House
  • Lesia Moore Donalson

Lesia, the law Already works Just as you Say. Each situation IS to be investigated, and they Would be treated as a murderer if Found that they acted Outside that law. There is NO NEED to Touch the law or make it Convoluted. Just to Investigate and find the truth, NOT Mob Rule Opnion, Fueled by a Biased and Racist / Divisive president, who is there to Divide us to Control us and to Subjugate us by Taking our Consitutional Rights from us.
Sadly, as said in The Matrix, Some Victims of the Corrupt System will Fight For it.

Audrey Dunham
Audrey Dunham
  • Lesia Moore Donalson

Angel House You adults the only law is the 10 commandments . Do not use the word God bless America. use the word THE 10 COMMANDMENTS WILL BLESS AMERICA

Stephanie Hatfield
Stephanie Hatfield
  • Lesia Moore Donalson

Audrey White RosarioDunham - no only God can bless

Cynthia DeMarcos
Cynthia DeMarcos
  • Lesia Moore Donalson

Stephanie Zdravka: God will Bless America, but only IF we continue to honor ad obey the Ten Commandments. More and more, our country is disobeying the Higher Law, and defiling itself in God's eyes. And all too soon, He WILL withdraw His blessing...and then America truly will fall. Its sad, but that is exactly what is written in the Book of Revelations.

Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
  • Lesia Moore Donalson

Excellent!! Agree,,Agree..

Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
  • Lesia Moore Donalson

Audrey White RosarioDunham Please go back to sleep Audrey White??

Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
  • Lesia Moore Donalson

Oh Lord Please help us All!!! and stop arguing kids or i'll throw u off the bus!!

Lane Lombardia
Lane Lombardia
  • Lesia Moore Donalson

Jewbaby VP Jewbaby · More ad hominem attacks? Really?

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Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
  • Lesia Moore Donalson

Lesia Moore Donalson, agree with u!!

Jackie Cox
Jackie Cox
  • Lesia Moore Donalson

Audrey White RosarioDunham time and intellect, based on spirituality, has created more laws than the ten, just as ethical, to ensure equal rights, justice, the right of self protection against aggression is one. its necessary to have guns the same as criminals to protect us from them, the police cannot be everywhere, all the time

Shirley Fashano
Shirley Fashano

"Stand Your Ground" I would like to see everything equal. Why does one ask the color of ones skin? BAD is BAD WRONG is WRONG when we will we all get it straight.
If Zimmerman is wrong in this case than it should be because he is wrong not becasue the color of the skin. If Martin is wrong than it should be because he is wrong not the color of his skin. In fact the 911 operator was the first to ask about the color of skin. Zimmerman had not noticed, all he knew were robbers had in the...

"Stand Your Ground" I would like to see everything equal. Why does one ask the color of ones skin? BAD is BAD WRONG is WRONG when we will we all get it straight.
If Zimmerman is wrong in this case than it should be because he is wrong not becasue the color of the skin. If Martin is wrong than it should be because he is wrong not the color of his skin. In fact the 911 operator was the first to ask about the color of skin. Zimmerman had not noticed, all he knew were robbers had in the past gotten away and he called for help. If we really want to get along and get out of the racism than we need to start looking at the crime and not the color.

Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
  • Shirley Fashano

Shirley copenhaver; ur living in fantasy land hon!!

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Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
  • Shirley Fashano

What the world needs now is Love Sweet Love..but ignorace breeds racism breeds ignorance..not u jus stating in general....

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Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
  • Shirley Fashano

Listen to what zimmermon uttered to 911 operator about Treyvon!!!

Jackie Cox
Jackie Cox
  • Shirley Fashano

when color becomes a variable then to ignore it is to make an opinion without access to the variables, sort of like obama did when he interfered after the police had evaluated all the evidence and closed the case, obama brought it on, for one reason, misdirection

Jackie Cox
Jackie Cox
  • Shirley Fashano

Jewbaby VP Jewbaby yup you were there, like the police and know all the crime scene evidence, I wonder why you didn't close the case ijke the professionals did ?

Jackie Cox
Jackie Cox
  • Shirley Fashano

untold thousands of south africans die of starvation, its their own fault, they have a mentality problem, blaming everything, and everyone, but where the real fault rests, within their own ranks

Gwen Bornhoft
Gwen Bornhoft

It was never intended for what happened to Treyvon but people take things out of context ususally when they need to so it jsut should not be there...Zimmerman was Neighborhood Watch he broke every rule thatis in place for everyones safety, ie, No weaponms, do not pursue, do not confront, call police, keep as low a profile as you can..I think when this all comes out he will be guilty of something, such a shame two lives and ttwo families are lost for one persone to be a herro....He is what...

It was never intended for what happened to Treyvon but people take things out of context ususally when they need to so it jsut should not be there...Zimmerman was Neighborhood Watch he broke every rule thatis in place for everyones safety, ie, No weaponms, do not pursue, do not confront, call police, keep as low a profile as you can..I think when this all comes out he will be guilty of something, such a shame two lives and ttwo families are lost for one persone to be a herro....He is what he is and no amount of arguing will ever change that, I have bern Neighborhood Watch for a long time and wow have never had to shoot anyone, imagine that!

Roy Rodriguez
Roy Rodriguez
  • Gwen Bornhoft

gwen he was not neighborhood watch at the time, but going shopping

Michael Cosine
Michael Cosine
  • Gwen Bornhoft

Get you facts straight he was not Neighborhood watch when this happened!

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Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
  • Gwen Bornhoft

Gwen Bornhoft: Respect to u,,for ur comment..well said and true..oh so true!!

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Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
  • Gwen Bornhoft

Gwen: ur right sweetie!!

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Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
  • Gwen Bornhoft

Michael Devlin he thought he was a bounty hunter mr.Devlin [:

Lane Lombardia
Lane Lombardia
  • Gwen Bornhoft

Jewbaby VP Jewbaby · please provide evidence for your libelous accusation.

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