Seriously, Does Anyone Think George Zimmerman Should Have a Gun Now?

I had an entirely different article planned for today and have been actively procrastinating writing it while getting caught up at the office but I could not abstain from commenting on this.

It seems that George Zimmerman is back in police custody after allegedly threatening his wife (who filed for divorce) and her father with a gun. Was it the same gun that he used in so-called self defense (according to the jury that cleared him of charges)? Does it really matter? In my view, a gun is a gun — a tool created for the sole purpose of ending a life. Once the jury cleared Zimmerman of the Trayvon Martin charges, it cleared the path for him to get back his gun — which to me seemed like a silly idea as he really has no business in owning one — and this incident makes it clear that this is the case.

Does it make sense for Zimmerman to own a gun now? Is this really the same person who plead innocent and said that he did nothing wrong — and now has been charged again because of his apparent lust for using a gun. We should be grateful, I suppose, that George’s to be ex-wife did not pose any sort of threat to him, for then he could have stood his ground and shot her and her father — and as we know, standing your ground means that you can mortally wound people that don’t actually have to pose a real threat to you — just a perceived threat.

How many times does George Zimmerman need to be arrested for issues related to his owning a gun before it is decided that he really just has no business owning one? Were there really no other ways for he and his wife to discuss the state of their marriage, or whatever it was that they were discussing, without a threatening of murder taking place — without a lethal weapon being involved? Mel Gibson would surely be embarrassed to know this sort of thing was going on.

I’m not sure what else to say on this matter but this is absolutely ridiculous.

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8 thoughts on “Seriously, Does Anyone Think George Zimmerman Should Have a Gun Now?

  1. “How many times does George Zimmerman need to be arrested for issues related to his owning a gun before it is decided that he really just has no business owning one? ”

    There is no correlation between arrests and ownership rights. There is a correlation between
    -convictions- and ownership rights.Generally, a single felony conviction will be enough to bar one from owning a firearm ever again.

      • For sure – I definitely see the reasoning and it makes sense. There’s just no legal precedent.

        I guess for me the thing is, in situations like that I always think back to my early 20s.

        I was bartending and driving a beat-up car, and often leaving bars after last call (because I’d been cleaning/closing them up). I’d get profiled by city police or highway patrol all the time – detained and sometimes arrested for “swerving”. They’d make me take a DUI test or breathalyzer, and I always came up clean. It was a big hassle and engendered some very anti-police feelings, but there was no real harm done. However, if I was guilty simply based on pattern recognition, I would have had my drivers’ license permanently revoked long ago.

      • All that said, if it turns out he really did threaten someone with a handgun, I hope they throw the book at him. Brandishing is an extremely serious offense and harms the reputations of all legal handgun owners.

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