GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT
Why should I be interested in the George Zimmerman trial? I don't know Zimmerman or the kid he gunned down. I don't care if the prosecuting attorney drops F bombs or the defense uses a knock knock joke in his opening remarks.
People on trial for crimes they may have committed don't interest me unless I know them or it's someone we're all familiar with. O.J. Simpson for instance. His was without question the most riveting televised trial of the past century.
People in the media, such as Nancy Grace, promote the idea that whoever is accused of murder is guilty until proven innocent. She does that because if most viewers accepted the premise that the accused is innocent until proven guilty, ratings would tumble. Again, look at O.J. The whole world thought he was guilty going into the trial and had a communal brain hemorrhage when he was pronounced innocent of all charges.
I'm not interested in some self appointed neighborhood vigilante packing heat. We used to have a saying in the military. If you're walking around with a loaded weapon with an automatic selector switch, you'll probably figure out a way to use it, even if it's just killing piles of dirt in an empty California canyon. A case of grenades can even more fun to play with.
I didn't follow the long slog of Jodi Arias through the judicial system or the squirrelly analysis from dolled up media queens. I didn't care what Dr. Drew had to say and why should I. He's a doctor for Christ's sake, not a trial attorney.
What impact does George Zimmerman's guilt or innocence have on your life or mine? Why should any of us care? The right to own a firearm isn't on trial here. Just the misjudgment by a guy who "looks" like he shouldn't be carrying in the first place.
I've had guns all my life, even when I was in the whoopee ward. I'm not a very good shot but I enjoy the art of the weapon. Yet, no matter how screwy I might have been or still might am. Never ever have I thought of shooting another human being, unless of course they're trying to gun me down. Besides being bad karma, shooting and killing someone will put you under the microscope to make sure it was self defense and not an impulsive move on your part. As I've said before, if someone's coming into your home swinging a chain saw, shoot to kill. If you only wound them, chances are the madman with the big saw will file a lawsuit and then you'll really find yourself guilty until proven innocent.