> wrong again - you discount the idea that the local law 
> enforcement didn't give a shit about Martin because of
> his color
You'll be demonizing everyone in sight between now and 
the election in 2014!

>  - my step father was a cop in a small Southern town 
> in SC and I know from him the level of prejudice that 
> existed and still exists today in many Southern towns 
> - it happens, don't doubt that.
You would be knowing more about this, but:

"After interviewing nearly three dozen people in the 
George Zimmerman murder case, the FBI found no evidence 
that racial bias was a motivating factor in the 
shooting of Trayvon Martin, records released Thursday 

'FBI records: agents found no evidence that Zimmerman was racist'

> Yes, I've a lot of sympathy for your point here Ann - but then here in the UK 
> we have some of the strictest gun-control laws in the world! You're not even 
> allowed to carry pepper spray as a deterrent as you can in France, for 
> example.
> The bottom-line in this Zimmerman case is probably that it should never have 
> been a "case" at all as there was always insufficient evidence to take it to 
> court. 
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Ann"  wrote:
> > That is the crux right there, a very good reason why guns have no business 
> > in the hands of any member of the public. The threat of a broken jaw, a few 
> > stitches is not worth taking the life of another for. Level playing fields 
> > are not created by putting guns in the hands of those scared enough or 
> > angry enough to use them against others without a gun. Violence happens, 
> > people get threatened, injured, killed all the time. Add guns into the mix 
> > and you exponentially increase the bloodletting. No one will ever be able 
> > to convince me that guns are a right I should exercise or fight for. I 
> > didn't want to get into this topic but I guess I have now.
> > >

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