Trayvon Martin Did Not Have to Die

Rcooley123's Blog

Trayvon Martin did not have to die on February 26, 2012. Though a bullet fired from his gun by George Zimmerman indisputably caused his death, Zimmerman was found not guilty by a Florida jury of either second degree murder or manslaughter in the case. I will not dispute the jurors’ verdict. Given Florida gun laws and statutes pertaining to self-defense, as well as the evidence as presented to them at the trial, they may have done an admirable job in their deliberations. Still, Trayvon Martin did not deserve that his life end when and as it did.

I spent four years in the US Army, during which I was trained in the use of several different models of firearms. I was lucky enough not to have to aim and/or shoot at any living beings while in the service. My personal preference is not now, nor has it ever been, to…

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