Dean Shamblen
Dean Shamblen

this law is a licence to kill people.

Stuart Stephen Strickler
Stuart Stephen Strickler
  • Dean Shamblen

No, it is not! I hope that a criminal never attacks you!

Bev Baxter
Bev Baxter
  • Dean Shamblen

Stuart Stephen Strickler PEANUT HEAD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lane Lombardia
Lane Lombardia
  • Dean Shamblen

les reed No, in the UK, you have criminals with swords attacking upright citizens, so much so that your own Parliament implemented a ban on so-called Samurai swords. All that changes is the tool, not the act.

Stuart Stephen Strickler
Stuart Stephen Strickler
  • Dean Shamblen

Bev Baxter, You need to call me names? I fought for this counrty for 30 years, just so you could express your opinion!

Emanuel C Apostolakis
Emanuel C Apostolakis
  • Dean Shamblen

YOU NEED TO READ THAT LAW !

Emanuel C Apostolakis
Emanuel C Apostolakis
  • Dean Shamblen

les reed YOU NEED TO GET OUT MORE AFTER THE LIGHTS GO OUT "THE TEDDYBOY RULE".BY THE WAY HAVE YOU MEET THE SKINHEADS YET.

Ted Perry
Ted Perry
  • Dean Shamblen

me to if i want to hear a jackass talk i ll go to my barn

Alan R. Woods
Alan R. Woods
  • Dean Shamblen

les reed ---Putting down people and subclass, Hell your the one's still with Kings and Queens. By the way how does it feel to live in a society that is right out of Orwells 1984.

Lara Nunes
Lara Nunes

People who are against the stand your ground laws please turn in your illegal guns. if this law is abolished it will give criminals and thugs the chance to robbed and kill the people they want. Law biding citizens has the right to protect themselves from criminals. The only ones who shouldn't have guns are people who are felons or has them illegally.

Larry Standifer
Larry Standifer
  • Lara Nunes

les reed We may not be perfect, but 350,000 of us "not so perfect" people gave their lives
to keep all you perfect people speaking English..

Nonna Towery
Nonna Towery
  • Lara Nunes

Don't confuse the reason the politicians are willing to send troops with the soldiers' reason for fighting. The men and women who served were there because it was the right thing to do. Politics and personal beliefs aren't the same thing.

Roy Rodriguez
Roy Rodriguez
  • Lara Nunes

les reed the right to bear arms was to stop you britts from coming back and burning washington down [ oh sorry you did that ] 1812 was it after we and france stopped you [ the thugs at the time ] 1776 ..hey we ''stood our ground.''. see it works...then in 1940 after kissing the thugs arse giving then COUNTRYS for gods sake ,you britts after [ TRYING TO STAND YOUR GROUND ] dunkirk ran news paper pages asking americans for free guns donated.because you did not have any..to stop the [ thugs ]...

les reed the right to bear arms was to stop you britts from coming back and burning washington down [ oh sorry you did that ] 1812 was it after we and france stopped you [ the thugs at the time ] 1776 ..hey we ''stood our ground.''. see it works...then in 1940 after kissing the thugs arse giving then COUNTRYS for gods sake ,you britts after [ TRYING TO STAND YOUR GROUND ] dunkirk ran news paper pages asking americans for free guns donated.because you did not have any..to stop the [ thugs ] from kicking in your door. [ hey YOU WANTED to stand your ground ].. and with food, ships, guns ,ammo, AND PLENTY OF AMERICAN BLOOD... WE BOTH stood our ground FROM THE THUGS.. see it works...

Angel House
Angel House
  • Lara Nunes

Les Reed you are Misinformed, Deceived by your Govt Propaganda, as others here are by Ours. Actually the crime rate INCREASED after your UK govt took it's citizens' guns. The poster above, (top commentator) Lara who says we have 2nd Amendment rights for a Reason, is correct. Furthermore, gun laws benefit Govt Thugs too.... Innocent people need the 2nd amendment and Felons and Govt Thugs Need gun Control, to Control the people who Pay them.
The Castle Doctrine/Stand Your Ground laws in FL...

Les Reed you are Misinformed, Deceived by your Govt Propaganda, as others here are by Ours. Actually the crime rate INCREASED after your UK govt took it's citizens' guns. The poster above, (top commentator) Lara who says we have 2nd Amendment rights for a Reason, is correct. Furthermore, gun laws benefit Govt Thugs too.... Innocent people need the 2nd amendment and Felons and Govt Thugs Need gun Control, to Control the people who Pay them.
The Castle Doctrine/Stand Your Ground laws in FL merely Reinforce the 2nd Amendment, clarifying that one may Protect and Defend Our Person and our Home, when threatened. It says we need not Run First and Then turn around and fire IF they don't kill us First. That is Consisten with the Constitution, as Laws Should Be. The NDAA and the Drone laws, are UN-Constitutional, to help the Thug Govt get Control of us and Slap us Down.

Let's NOT Try this FL case in the Public but in the Courts. FB is Global - with NO RIGHT to Influcence Florida Laws! There are Always Two sides to Everything, and the Angry Vocal side is Often wrong.

What about the New Black Panthers saying they are going to Burn FL Down, Kill "crackers" and their babies, etc.?? It's Convenient that black posters here IGNORE the Facts when it comes to Danger to white people and danger to ALL of America but they call to Disarm the Victims of their "brothers" in the NBP. The law should be and the Constitution IS Color-Blind. (Remember, dedicated to the purpose that ALL men are created EQUAL, and ....endowed by our CREATOR, NOT Govt, with certain INALIENABLE Rights, that Among them are.... (but then the Constitution and Bill of Rights Details those rights and NOW Black people and white, egged on by a BIASED Media Trial and Lynching, Calling for Blood and that's not Wrong per the Media and the US Government, President Himself didn't Speak Out Against Violence but is Smiling about it....
This is WRONG. I am a Floridian, who would be Put At Risk by repealing this law, along with people I care for who are elderly, weak unable to defend themselves. The Police would Not get there in Time to help me if I were attacked or an intruder broke in. I have lived in FL for the time I've not lived in 3rd world countries where people Have to care for themselves, and I've not seen such viciousness and hate against the Whole of White America, as now.
That's what Obama and Holder have brough us DOWN to, Thuggery Upheld by a Thug Federal Govt and its leader....
It is NOT because he is Half black that this happens -
it's because he is Selfish and Greedy and does what gets him Paid Extra Beyond his salary and unlimited expense accounts.... He got the Nobel Peace prize for Nothing he did, but for being the one they Chose to Put there, to Divide the People and weaken us. So far, a Lot of people are Falling for that. Freedom under the Constitution is for EVERY Man, Woman and Child in the USA. Read it, Understand it and You Will Want to Restore our country, not just for You but for All of We the People! I pray cooler heads prevail.

Roy Rodriguez
Roy Rodriguez
  • Lara Nunes

les reed the bible belt, was the people who fled england and ireland [ remember ireland where YOU britts burned there churches down and told them to stop speaking THEIR language. [ again YOU WERE THE THUGS ] who were screwed over by YOUR CHURCH OF ENGLAND ..[ the THUGS OF THAT TIME ].. so what the hell are you even talking about this... go be a good SUBJECT ..or do the one thing you people do better then anyone else build motorcycles..

Steve Hollander
Steve Hollander
  • Lara Nunes

les reed ! What a space cadet!! I don't remember when the UK lost its rights as citizens to have arms, maybe it was after the revolutionary war that you lost. :-/. As an American I totally believe in gun ownership, and the more citizens armed (Our constitution gives us the RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS) the more criminals will be thinking twice as to which old man to try and rob. Also don't make fun of our Religious freedom either. That is the very reason we broke off with the UK and kicked your...

les reed ! What a space cadet!! I don't remember when the UK lost its rights as citizens to have arms, maybe it was after the revolutionary war that you lost. :-/. As an American I totally believe in gun ownership, and the more citizens armed (Our constitution gives us the RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS) the more criminals will be thinking twice as to which old man to try and rob. Also don't make fun of our Religious freedom either. That is the very reason we broke off with the UK and kicked your butts. So last, tell your stateside friends that are hear because they either love our lower taxes, or our freedoms to come on back to your little Island ans shut the front door! :-)

Steve Hollander
Steve Hollander
  • Lara Nunes

Roy Rodriguez Thanks for your service to our country and also helping me set this Brit. Straight!

Jim Cunningham
Jim Cunningham
  • Lara Nunes

I agree, and damn, Larry - the guy gave an intelligent opinion, that you may not agree with, but what's some tired-ass, 50+ year old "we saved your bacon" comment got to do with it? That made about as much sense as southerners screaming "Fergit, HELL"!!
I guess the only way to take your comment, is to assume you made it as you do not disagree with Les' premise.

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.

George Pope
George Pope

Travvon was talking to a girl when attacking not attacking anybody! No time for breaking stupid Zimmerman's nose. What's wrong with Florida government? Why cant they get rid of this Stand Your ground thing?

RevDon Bowles III
RevDon Bowles III
  • George Pope

Just think George, get rid of Stand Your Ground and then you have cower in fear. Which is better? Criminals do NOT care about the law...that's why they are criminals and they will also stop at nothing to make you fear them. This law, when applied correctly, allows citizens to defend themselves, not kill at will.

Lane Lombardia
Lane Lombardia
  • George Pope

An eyewitness saw Trayvon Martin on top of and pummeling George Zimmerman and reported that to a 911 dispatcher. How do you reckon there was no time when the assault was seen and documented?

Robert Bradford
Robert Bradford
  • George Pope

Lane Lombardia There was also a witness that states the opposite of what that witness said in the first place... smh I think the courts should be the judge

Lane Lombardia
Lane Lombardia
  • George Pope

Robert Bradford I am waiting for the court to decide; but George Pope asserts as a fact what both eyewitnesses contradict. Trayvon was not on the phone at the time of the altercation.

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.

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  • Shirley Fashano

Shirley copenhaver; ur living in fantasy land hon!!

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Gwen Bornhoft

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

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  • Gwen Bornhoft

Gwen: ur right sweetie!!

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  • 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.

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 Cindy
Gayle Cindy
  • 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 Cindy
Gayle Cindy
  • 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 Cindy
Gayle Cindy
  • 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?

Jewbaby VP Jewbaby
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

Glenn Vincent Stearns
Glenn Vincent Stearns

The Stand Your Ground Law is to provide for the defense in a situation when you are in fear for your life from a threatening person(s). The interpretation of the law to allow killing someone for stealing your radio or ringing your doorbell is garbage, and needs to be clarified. I am no longer physically able to hold my own with a physical altercation, but I am still a good shot, after 20 plus years in the Army. I didn't stand up for my country to abuse the second amendment rights, nor to...

The Stand Your Ground Law is to provide for the defense in a situation when you are in fear for your life from a threatening person(s). The interpretation of the law to allow killing someone for stealing your radio or ringing your doorbell is garbage, and needs to be clarified. I am no longer physically able to hold my own with a physical altercation, but I am still a good shot, after 20 plus years in the Army. I didn't stand up for my country to abuse the second amendment rights, nor to see them watered down nor taken away because some judge or police failed to use the letter and the spirit of the law. If Zimmerman had his nose broken and was threatened with his life by his assailant, 17 year old "angel" or check out his Facebook Page, he is all thugged out and flipping the bird and gang signing et al. So I don't like the fact Trevon is dead, but we need to have the facts and witnesses come out, the media and all the black groups making a cottage industry out of this case has obscured justice for sure, no matter what the facts might have been. The media have this half hispanic half white young mad guilty until proven innocent, and I for one hate that communistic thought process... I am an American and everyone, especially the folks you don't like have the right to equal justice under the law, due process and if the police found no reason to arrest him then you question the police, fine, but calling for the arrest of someone when you do NOT know the facts is rotten. The Stand Your Ground Law is a good law, and has protected many a Floridian, but needs to be enforced and interpreted with common sense and fairness. If the circumstances did not fit the law, then of course the arrest should have been made. All this "what if the situation were reveresed" crap makes me want to puke! So you are saying a black young man can be all thugged out, threaten a man with his life and break his nose and the "white guy" has to just lay there and take it and hope he doesn't get beaten to death right? Bull crap! Unless the witnesses and/or other "proof" and admissable evidence convicts Zimmerman of something, then the true seeker of justice has to look at BOTH sides, and possiblilities that one or the other or possibly both are responsible to some degree for that tragic death. Glorification of wearing hoodies and being all thugged out is crap too. There you have my 2 cents on this subject. Let's get the facts and stop jumping to conclusions... Al Sharpton was wrong before about Tawanda, remember the hate crime victim with the spray painted swastika on her that claimed rape by multiple white men, and then she finally admitted she staged it herself for attention? Well no doubt the young man is dead, but medical treatment of Zimmerman's nose, coupled with the eyewitness accounts of Trayvon on top of Zimmerman hitting him, and Zimmerman crying out for help, and his back was covered with grass-stains and moisture... all consistent with his story and reasons for the police to believe him, although they DID take him downtown for questioning. By the way, who out there wants to have their doctor diagnose them by watching them walk by on video from about 25 feet away? Is that going to be very accurate? Then stop saying this crap that "gee his nose didn't look broken on the video." Stop being stupid!

Robert Bradford
Robert Bradford
  • Glenn Vincent Stearns

I would first like to say thank you for your service to our country... That was an amazing sacrifice and a choice most Americans will never be brave enough to make. I also agree with you on the fact that the media has painted Zimmerman guilty until proven innocent and that the law should not be repealed but it should provide more clarity into what instances people are covered under the law. However, the fact that you look at this young mans Facebook page and determined that he was a 17 year...

I would first like to say thank you for your service to our country... That was an amazing sacrifice and a choice most Americans will never be brave enough to make. I also agree with you on the fact that the media has painted Zimmerman guilty until proven innocent and that the law should not be repealed but it should provide more clarity into what instances people are covered under the law. However, the fact that you look at this young mans Facebook page and determined that he was a 17 year old thug that has pictures of him putting up gang signs, shows that you are also misled by your own beliefs of what a thug is. In all actuality Trayvon Martin is far from a thug his behavior on Facebook in my eyes shows that of a typical young teenager (black or white). Lets just get down to the meat and potatoes of this Trayvon was a 140 lbs teenager armed with a pack of skittles and an iced tea, George Zimmerman a 200+lbs 28 year old adult male armed with a gun. There could have been an altercation where he is was screaming for help and many say that the voice was Trayvon screaming for help (so I will not touch on this). I will say that just from what has been clear you as a veteran of our great nation can see this is something that should not have happened. Zimmerman if involved in an altercation with Trayvon should have been arrested until all facts of his story was proven. The lead investigator at the time said that Zimmermans story sounded unlikely and false. But just getting back to the apperance are you telling me that you as a United States Army Veteran that you don't see the problem in this equation. Im not claiming Zimmerman to be guilty I think thats a decision for the courts to make but can you honestly believe that this makes any sense.

Bob Mearns
Bob Mearns
  • Glenn Vincent Stearns

Robert Bradford
My thoughts are that I only need one point clarified. IF its true that Treyvon charged and attacked Zimmerman then I think the public needs to reevaluate themselves. On the other hand if Treyvon was shot in the back then Zimmerman has a problem IMHO.

Robert Bradford
Robert Bradford
  • Glenn Vincent Stearns

So the fact that Zimmerman followed and pursued a young man armed with a deadly women even after being ask to stop by police officers has no merit in this case. This type of thinking will allow anyone with a gun the abililty to shoot someone because they can't win a fair fight. So basically he can say oh no im losing this fight time to shoot the unarmed kid.... I havent spent much time online in awhile but I never thought that so many people would have such obscure views... I guess thats...

So the fact that Zimmerman followed and pursued a young man armed with a deadly women even after being ask to stop by police officers has no merit in this case. This type of thinking will allow anyone with a gun the abililty to shoot someone because they can't win a fair fight. So basically he can say oh no im losing this fight time to shoot the unarmed kid.... I havent spent much time online in awhile but I never thought that so many people would have such obscure views... I guess thats another thing that Glenn Vincent Stearns fought for as well.... SMH

Jeff Engelmann
Jeff Engelmann
  • Glenn Vincent Stearns

The press, once again shilling for the sitting president, are unified in their response. The relection strategy is to inflame racial tensions and once again tap into white guilt. They haven't got anything else to run on.

Bob Mearns
Bob Mearns
  • Glenn Vincent Stearns

Robert Bradford ...watch out for being armed "with a deadly woman"...sounds pretty scary?

Karen June Hughes
Karen June Hughes
  • Glenn Vincent Stearns

Robert Bradford There is absolutely no evidence to support your position. When Zimmerman called 911, he spoke with a dispatcher, not a police officer, who advised him not to follow the suspect to which he replied "OK". That is what was recorded and released to the press. There was no way of Zimmerman knowing if Martin was armed or not. I seriously doubt Martin would have even approached Zimmerman if he knew Zimmerman was armed. The only thing we know now is that it was Martin jumping...

Robert Bradford There is absolutely no evidence to support your position. When Zimmerman called 911, he spoke with a dispatcher, not a police officer, who advised him not to follow the suspect to which he replied "OK". That is what was recorded and released to the press. There was no way of Zimmerman knowing if Martin was armed or not. I seriously doubt Martin would have even approached Zimmerman if he knew Zimmerman was armed. The only thing we know now is that it was Martin jumping Zimmerman, throwing the first punch not the other way around. Let the investigation continue and stop prosecuting the case in the court of public opinion. Americans are innocent until proven guilty not the other way around.

Robert Bradford
Robert Bradford
  • Glenn Vincent Stearns

Karen June Hughes You are absolutely right... its no way of knowing certain things about that case... I can say this one thing if it was I that shoot and killed a young white man. I would most definitely be in jail right now.

Robert Bradford
Robert Bradford
  • Glenn Vincent Stearns

Bob Mearns lol... it is and believe me Bob I also own my very own deadly weapon as well. I know the need to protect myself and I am more than sure we can agree on that.

Robert Bradford
Robert Bradford
  • Glenn Vincent Stearns

Jeff Engelheimercoqteausonmann Really.... smh????

Karen June Hughes
Karen June Hughes
  • Glenn Vincent Stearns

Robert Bradford You really don't know that. Let's stop dealing in conjecture and hyperbole and let the investigation continue unfettered.

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