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My Perspective on the George Zimmerman Case

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 18 months, you probably have some knowledge about the George Zimmerman trial.  The facts of the case that have been brought out during the trial are viewed from either the prosecution perspective or the defense perspective.  There are facts from both sides that are in dispute.

Here are the facts that ARE NOT in dispute: Trayvon Martin is dead from a gunshot wound. George Zimmerman pulled the trigger on the gun that killed Trayvon Martin.

It is up to the jury to decide whether George Zimmerman acted in Self-Defense or not.  Regardless of the outcome of the trial, Trayvon Martin’s parents will never see their son again, and George Zimmerman’s life is forever changed.

I am a Firearms Instructor in Florida, and I teach people how to shoot to defensively.  I also have a Florida Concealed Weapons License.  The vast majority of the time when I am in public, I am carrying a concealed handgun.  I view this case as a significant opportunity for those of us who teach defensive firearms to share with our students the reality and possible outcome if they ever have to use their firearm to defend themselves.  I don’t want to scare students into thinking they shouldn’t ever use their firearm to defend themselves, but I want them to realize that if any option exists for them to remove themselves from a situation so that they don’t have to use their firearm, that is the option with the best possible outcome.

I will use my firearm to defend myself and my loved ones if I ever need to, however, it is my goal to live the rest of my life without ever having to draw my firearm for self-defense.  If you intend to get a Concealed Weapons License and carry a firearm for self-defense, you should get professional defensive firearms training.

You are welcome to share your thoughts, but keep it civil. Inappropriate comments will be deleted.

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