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.