Saturday, February 15, 2014

3 Things Not to Do As a Gun Owner

  1. Become the Police. George Zimmerman appointed himself neighborhood security officer. He exited his car when he had no reason to do so.
  2. Fail to Retreat. Just because Florida law allows you to stand your ground, common sense should tell you to remove yourself from a potential threat when possible. I understand Michael Dunn's anger at being yelled and cussed at after making a request about loud music. I don't understand why he didn't simply pull forward if he thought a threat was made to his life. In the time it took to remove the gun from the glove compartment and the holster, he could have been moving forward, even simultaneously. 
  3. Leave the Scene. If you need to protect yourself, don't leave the scene. At least not miles away. Cities away. No one will believe your story the next day. Even kindergartners know how to dial 9-1-1.