How so? It's a totally different situation than what Zimmerman was facing, actual potentially lethal violence being done to him at that time. Self defense laws don't allow you to blast away based on something you think MIGHT happen, unless a reasonable person agrees with you that it is very likely you WILL suffer death or great bodily harm.
The only thing Stand Your Ground laws do is take away the duty to retreat, (which of course didn't apply in Zimmerman's case in any event, since he couldn't retreat). They don't allow you to shoot whoever you feel like shooting. As an examination of the outcomes of those cases I provided an indirect link to a couple of dozen posts ago proves.
habitual wrote:Again, irony = astounding.
You mean the part where Zimmerman WAS getting attacked?
Look at the next sentence. "unless a reasonable person agrees with you that it is very likely you WILL suffer death or great bodily harm." It doesn't seem crazy to suggest that would have suffered death or great bodily harm had Martin continued.
It's not against the law for Zimmerman to walk on the sidewalk. Nor Martin.
It's not against the law for Zimmerman to say something to Martin. Or vice versa.
Neither of these are offenses that you can shoot someone for.
When you return to confront someone, begin bashing their head into the pavement and tell them they're going to die... that's where you lose me.