mjackson: > 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 show." 'FBI records: agents found no evidence that Zimmerman was racist' McClatchey: http://tinyurl.com/owv72yf > 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.Â > > > --- 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. > > > >