On this site, I stated I was a gun rights advocate, however that doesn’t mean all people who slap down the money to get a permit to carry should be allowed to have one.
George Zimmerman is a perfect example.
Zimmerman had brushes with law enforcement, resisted arrested, violence against police, along with a domestic violence incident.
Yet, the state of Florida, like so many others, has a time period which if a person has a record which has been wiped clean can still carry a gun.
That is the case with Zimmerman.
We should not allow anyone that has shown and been sentenced on charges of violence, especially against law enforcement to get a “that’s OK, that stuff is in the past” approval to carry a firearm in public.
Florida in the Zimmerman case is negligent, like many states, and gives us strong reason to rewrite our gun laws.
Racism is not the problem in the Trayvon Martin case – guns are.
Actor and comedian Bill Cosby, agrees with my sentiment.
Cosby says the debate over the killing of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer should be focused on guns, not race.
In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” aired Sunday, Cosby said calling George Zimmerman a racist doesn’t solve anything.
Cosby says the bigger question is what Zimmerman was doing with a gun, and who taught him how to behave with it.
The shooting of the 17-year-old Martin on Feb. 26 has ignited a nationwide debate about race and self-defense.
Cosby said during the interview, which was taped Thursday afternoon, that he once owned a gun but no longer does.
He says there is a need to get guns off the streets, and that people should be taught to use every possible alternative before shooting someone.
I will continue to say that people who carry a weapon must educate and train themselves to remember – A GUN IS THE LAST LINE OF SELF DEFENSE, NOT THE ONLY LINE.
by Greg McClain
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