Mincy Lane
Mincy Lane

LORD!

Mary Ann Boston
Mary Ann Boston

Carrying a handgun should be banned!!! I feel that george zimmerman was a " wannabe cop " the " stand your ground law " should be extremely modified and not to include mentally unstable people like george zimmerman!!!

Ron Proffitt
Ron Proffitt

"NO" LEAVE THE LAW AS IS.

Damien R Phillips
Damien R Phillips

Mr. Stearns your killing me with your statement. Mr Stearns, you mention that Trayvon the 17 year old "angel" had broken Zimmerman's nose and we don't know the all the facts. Based on the recording played on NEWS STATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, what we do know is that an ADULT had already came to the conclusion that Trayvon was up to no good and followed the TEENAGER because of SUSPENSION he will do wrong EVEN AFTER he was advice by the 911 OPERATOR "not to follow him wait for police" to...

Mr. Stearns your killing me with your statement. Mr Stearns, you mention that Trayvon the 17 year old "angel" had broken Zimmerman's nose and we don't know the all the facts. Based on the recording played on NEWS STATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, what we do know is that an ADULT had already came to the conclusion that Trayvon was up to no good and followed the TEENAGER because of SUSPENSION he will do wrong EVEN AFTER he was advice by the 911 OPERATOR "not to follow him wait for police" to arrive. That alone is stereotyping. With that stated, if you had a SON and he was being followed by a GROWN MAN in the middle of the night and that GROWN MAN CONFRONTS YOUR SON I am certain you would have taught YOUR SON to "PROTECT" himself if YOUR SON had not already called 911. Keeping in mind that YOUR 17 year old SON DOES NOT know WHY this GROWN MAN is following him in the MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT and with DAILY news and NBC DATELINE reports of GROWN MENTALLY ILL CHILD MOLESTING MEN ATTACKING kids I am certain that YOUR SON would be on GUARD to "PROTECT" himself.

You mention PROUDLY that you served our country, just as many has stated before, thank you for serving our country. I did not serve but my late FATHER and Uncles did serve this country and I do know that if giving instructions to STAND DOWN they would have to follow those instructions. HOPEFULLY, you did not PURSUE, CONFRONT and PULL your trigger after you were told to STAND DOWN. Now that you are a CIVILIAN, just like 17 year old "angel" Tryvon, I hope with your military training you would emphasize the importance of people following instructions of our TRAINED operators and not pursue someone themselves.

So yes, the other details should be played out in court. However, based on what was presented to the PUBLIC, which obviously you heard, is ENOUGH reason for AL SHARPTON and other BLACK PEOPLE to take a stand on the fact that Zimmerman was released after KILLING Trayvon. Because contrary to yours and popular belief is that had Trayvon PURSUED, CONFRONTED and SHOT Zimmerman he would STILL be in jail with NO BAIL and that STAND YOUR GROUND law would never been mentioned as a REASON to KILL.

Wyatt D Phillips
Wyatt D Phillips

On October 18, 2011, I almost became a victim that I'm sure m potential assailant would have used the "Stand Your Ground law as a defense. I, along with my 32-year old mentee, had just returned home from surgery on both of my thumbs for a conditioned called, ironically, "trigger finger". My mentee had taken me to and brought me home from my surgery appointment. Upon arriving at my home in a cul de sac, my mentee and I sat in the car in front of my house catching up on the latest events...

On October 18, 2011, I almost became a victim that I'm sure m potential assailant would have used the "Stand Your Ground law as a defense. I, along with my 32-year old mentee, had just returned home from surgery on both of my thumbs for a conditioned called, ironically, "trigger finger". My mentee had taken me to and brought me home from my surgery appointment. Upon arriving at my home in a cul de sac, my mentee and I sat in the car in front of my house catching up on the latest events because it had been some we had seen each other. While sitting in the car, I noticed that my neighbor across the street, an old white man, was fidgeting around on the blind side of his pickup truck. After a short time, he proceeded to go back into his house and then came back out to his truck. Suddenly, he emerged from around his truck with a pistol held beside his leg with the hammer already pulled back. I told my mentee to stay calm and made him aware that my neighbor was approaching with a gun. He tappeped on the driver's side window and instructed my mentee to roll down the window so we could "see what this old fool wanted". My "neighbor" commenced to introduce himself and wanted to know why we were sitting in front of his house. We were not. we were sitting in front of my house which just happens to be across the street from his house...in a cul de sac! At that point, I (sitting on the passenger side of the car) exclaimed, "Man, I live here!". He stooped down looked me dead in the eye and asked me, "You live here?". I responded in surprise and disgust, "Yeah man, I live here. And what's up with that gun. He rambled off some poor excuse about there having been some robberies in the neighborhood and during the tornodoes in April 2011 there had been some looting going on. NOT IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. The tornadoes did not hit our neighborhood Months earlier, this man's live-in girlfriend had allowed her alaskan husky dog charge at me on three separate occasions. When I called animal control to come out and talk to them about leash laws, my neighbor and his girlfriend in collaboration with their next door neighbor hid the dog. The animal control office contacted me and said, "Mr. Phillips, we did not find a dog at your neighbor's house. Your neighbor say they don't have a dog and never had a dog. A few days later when, I video taped the lady and made sure she saw me taping her as she took the dog in the house. I made a DVD and used the call from the animal control (you know, "we never had dog, that call) as the audio track. I called the animal control folks and before I could finish telling them that I now had video evidence of the dog, Shirley from the animal control office chuckled and told me, "Mr. Phillips, it's a miracle!" The dog had suddenly appeared!
Back to Stand Your Ground. REPEAL THE LAW! It almost got me killed because of the fear of an old white man. He should have called the police to check me and my mentee out. He never did. His remedy was to shoot us if we gave him any cause thatn he felt was sufficient. Oh, by the way, both of my hands were bandaged due to surgery on both of my hands for "trigger finger" (lookit up, it's a real and legitimate physical ailment. I would not have been able to defend myself. Those in favor and cowardly defend themselves with this law are the ones with the most dangerous "trigger" finger. REPEAL STAND YOUR GROUND!

Raymond Webster
Raymond Webster

If anyone enters your property or home to commit an agressive act you have every right to stand your ground your home is your castle and should be your safety zone.

Bridgett Tate
Bridgett Tate

This statute should not be repealed, but amended. I believe every American citizen appreciates the right to defend themselves. This is our 2nd amendment right, and it should remain intact. However, it is obvious that there is an abuse of this law. This is why I believe it should be rewritten and common sense put into place.

Wayne A Buller
Wayne A Buller

What will happen to the four black that raped the guy and his wife and then cut off het breasts. The one was a woman. That's right no one advertised that on tv. Every one does not know realty went on.

William Weatherell
William Weatherell

Spare the rod spoil the child isn't working very well is it all you Time Out parents. If the parents were equally charged for the deeds of their kids you'd get some of those parents attention. Fine the Hell out of the adults and most kids would turn around. Kids these days have NO respect for authority or the law. Oh , I'm a juvy and you can't or won't do anything to me is their mentality. Screw em, Don't tread on me. You break the law, threaten me an you get what you deserve. Fear of harm...

Spare the rod spoil the child isn't working very well is it all you Time Out parents. If the parents were equally charged for the deeds of their kids you'd get some of those parents attention. Fine the Hell out of the adults and most kids would turn around. Kids these days have NO respect for authority or the law. Oh , I'm a juvy and you can't or won't do anything to me is their mentality. Screw em, Don't tread on me. You break the law, threaten me an you get what you deserve. Fear of harm is measured by each individual differently. Why should our rights be disarmed by those who don't care for the rights of the documents this country was founded on. 23 year Army veteran, parent, grandfather an citizen of the greatest country in the world. You dont like guns move to Illinois, New York or France.

Stephen Dodimead
Stephen Dodimead

Stand My Ground! If I need to shoot someone to do that it does not speak well of myself or my nation and remember it could be your child wearing that hoody not a common criminal.

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