Monday, April 2, 2012

George Zimmerman’s Gun: A Popular Choice for Concealed Carry

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A Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm pistol, the same model used by
George Zimmerman in the shooting of Florida teen
Trayvon Martin.
Little is known about the short time between Trayvon Martin's initial confrontation with George Zimmerman and his death. But the weapon Zimmerman was carrying is typical for the type of self defense he has claimed.

As the controversy surrounding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin continues, relatively little has come out about the weapon in question. Even less is known about how it was used and at what point George Zimmerman decided to fire it.
According to a Orlando Sentinel report on Monday, police said a single shot was fired as Martin pounded on Zimmerman while the two were fighting, and the bullet hit Martin in the chest. According to a police report, Zimmerman said he had shot Martin and was still armed. An officer found his weapon, a black Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm semi-automatic pistol, in a holster placed on his waistband. As Zimmerman was taken for questioning, the gun was taken from him and placed in police evidence. Demonstrators have demanded that Zimmerman’s gun license be revoked, but state statutes prohibit revealing the status of his permit.



Also of great interest is this Mother Jones article:
The Trayvon Martin Killing, Explained

Complete timelines,  explanation of related cases and history of "stand your ground"
makes for some very interesting reading.

One thing is absolutely clear:  "Stand your ground" Laws need to be made illegal nationally!
They unfairly shift the burden of proof onto the dead who cannot defend themselves and they corrupt the processes of law already in place.

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