Rock-n-roll legend and gun rights advocate Ted Nugent says the “not guilty” verdict in the case against George Zimmerman vindicates “self-defense.”
Writing in Rare.us, Nugent walked through the events of the fateful night on which Trayvon Martin attacked Zimmerman. He wrote of how the neighborhood “had been burglarized off and on for a time and the residents were very concerned for the safety.” Of how Zimmerman was part of what might or might not be officially labeled a “neighborhood watch,” but could certainly be described as “Americans watching out for each other and being good neighbors.”
He wrote of how Zimmerman saw what he believed to a “suspicious individual in suspicious circumstances” and called 911.
Nugent said the fact that Zimmerman called 911 demonstrates that he was not eager to attack or even engage the suspicious individual–this call was to allow the authorities to hopefully “intercept” the individual and determine exactly what is going on.
Suddenly the suspect–whom we now know to have been Martin–changes course and comes at Zimmerman. Within seconds Zimmerman is on the ground being “pummeled” about his face and head. The individual on top of Zimmerman is not a child, but a 17-year old young man who is in a rage.
In a position where continued beating could have been life threatening, Nugent says Zimmerman did “what anyone who wishes to live would do”–he reached for his concealed carry gun and fired “a single shot to neutralize the deadly force being wreaked upon him.”
For professional law enforcement who arrived upon the scene, the case was such a cut and dry matter of self-defense that they did not even hold Zimmerman on charges that night.
According to Nugent, this only became a case when race-baiters like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and President Barack Obama, among others, overlooked Martin’s drug use, gangsta mentality, and his references to Zimmerman as a “creepy ass cracker,” and decided instead to paint Zimmerman a racist for shooting Martin–although the shooting happened in self-defense.
Fortunately, the Florida jury did not concur with Sharpton, Jackson, and Obama. And Nugent wrote, “[What Zimmerman did] is called self-defense. And it is the oldest, strongest, and most righteous instinct and God-given right known to man.”
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