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Cosby: Trayvon Martin case about guns, not race

John187 Wrote: Apr 16, 2012 9:42 AM
Give him a break. He lost a son to a gun. Considering his response to this, I think it is rather moderate. He is right on both accounts. What was his training and why was he carrying it as a Neighborhood Watch. Cosby made a statement earlier in the month (and I paraphrase) that the gun gave Zimmerman a sense of security in leaving the car. I have a concealed carry permit and use it daily in Orlando. I have had 5 classes on concealed carry and force on force situations including military and law enforcement building clearance protocol. I am not declaring a verdict here, but the points Mr. Cosby is raising are valid. Carrying a lethal weapon requires education beyond a 5 hour class once in a lifetime. It may not be mandated, but any CC...
Jay Wye Wrote: Apr 16, 2012 10:42 PM
under FL law,if you are committing a felony,self-defense cannot be claimed.
Illegal carry or illegal possession of a firearm is a felony; thus,if you are illegally armed,you cannot claim self-defense.
But that assumes that prosecutors actually apply the law properly.
Jay Wye Wrote: Apr 16, 2012 12:13 PM
there is NO evidence "the gun gave Zimmerman a sense of security" so he could leave his vehicle. I doubt he expected to be attacked at all,or he would NOT have left the SUV.

Carrying a firearm for self-defense does NOT require any 5 hour course,although keeping up with new laws enacted is necessary.
People are making TOO BIG A DEAL about training. that is the path to onerous regulation,the effective banning of guns through training requirements.
Have you not learned from the recent DC gun laws revisions?

Actor and comedian Bill 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...

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