Originally Posted by patteeu
An unarmed person shouldn't turn around and confront a guy who he think's might be trying to murder and rob him.
I just can't find any strength in your position on this. You might not like Zimmerman's history or the whole idea of armed citizens, but there was nothing wrong with Zimmerman keeping an eye on his own neighborhood while armed nor with following a suspicious character. None of that justifies the confrontation that Martin started.
I don't have a problem with armed citizens. Most people I know that conceal and carry are unbelievably responsible. They know it's a last resort and they know protocol so well that they get preachy. It's not supposed to be a piece you carry so you can enforce your own form of personal justice. Neighborhood watch protocol clearly states that you shouldn't carry and you absolutely should NEVER create situations where you have to use a gun. I'm sorry, he broke an unbelievable amount of protocol and if he got beat up... well, maybe he should have been smarter about how he handled it.
And how do you know that Martin started the confrontation? There is nothing but "fill in the blanks" to figure out what happened between the phone call and the confrontation.