posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 01:04 AM
reply to post by Hessling
Since we don't know all of the details, I don't think we can claim this man started a fight. He has every right to carry a gun, whether doing his
shopping or going to a neighbor's home to ask for a reduction of noise. Plus, he didn't shoot the other person over a noise complaint, but over some
apparent threat to his person. If you visited a neighbor's home to complain about noise, and the neighbor attacked you, don't you think you would
have a right to defend yourself? Unless and until we know all of the details, we can't say this man did something wrong.
Besides which, these cases are about people trying to take away our 2'nd amendment rights. The Florida case WAS self defense, from all the evidence
we have seen.
Alright, watched the video, and when several people are approaching him, and some move to come at him from the side, and it looks like he was attacked
before the shot went off, yeah, looks like self defense to me. Plus, he was WAY back from the house, seemed like at or in the street, and they
approached him in a truck? He did complain several times before this, and got no results, and only an idiot could listen to that music he was
recording from that far back and not think that violated noise complaints. How did the police NOT slap those people with a noise violation? Did the
cops know this family, maybe? Such things do happen. I KNOW someone that saw such a thing, with a cop being all friendly (to the point of hugs and
having a drink), and not doing anything about a very real problem. So I don't think it's fair to assume this man went out looking for a reason to
shoot someone. In his situation, surrounded like that and threatened as he clearly was, yeah, he had a right to shoot. The CC instructor agreed.
And yes, 20 feet is how far they can be and still get you before you can draw and shoot. Those guys were that close, and there were several of them.
Oh, another thing; why are we acting like this is a reaction to the Zimmerman case, when this was two YEARS ago? A bit of a misrepresentation
edit on 8-6-2012 by LadyGreenEyes because: additional commentary