Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A potentially explosive question

If guns are the essence of freedom and standing your ground in America, then why was George Zimmerman in hiding until today?

This is not a snarky question. I've heard over and over from armed friends and family that they are ready to defend themselves from any threat at all costs, and many cannot comprehend why anyone wouldn't carry. I've been told that not being armed is to put myself at risk, and that having a weapon is an antidote to fear.

I don't own a gun, and I don't live in fear. But George Zimmerman did. And he did.

Maybe this is a murkier debate than most let on.

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