Is he taking a couple steps back to try to diffuse the situation and hope you put your gun away to he continues the assault?
Is he backing up to his car to get his gun?
He ran after being shot... why didn't he do that before getting shot?
I think the problem is that some of you guys have an overall negative opinion towards gun owners, especially concealed carry owners. Your personal opinion of someone's belief system doesn't apply to case law. Case in point: I don't like guns, I don't own a gun, and I would love to live in a world without guns... but I'm trying to evaluate this case objectively.
It's easy to dissect the video frame by frame to figure out if he should or shouldn't have shot the man. Unfortunately this isn't football. He's most likely going to get the benefit of the doubt because fear is subjective and he was violently assaulted. You're going to have to find 12 people in Florida (not Massachusetts) that don't think that this man shot out of fear. It's a very tall order.
poor assumption on your part.
the discussion has been solely on what the two people did in this situation and whether Stand Your Ground has applicability here.
If it was clear:
- the shover was pursuing the guy on the ground
- the shover wasn't retreating at all even after the gun was drawn
- the shooter delayed shooting the shover -- possibly hoping to diffuse the situation or at least offer any indication that he wasn't looking for an excuse to pull a gun and shoot someone
- the shooter tried to allow the shover to leave the scene
- the shooter tried to have the shover stay in place so that the police could be contacted to address the situation
then there'd be something to perhaps lend support to the shooter in this situation other than trying to fit a problematic law to fit this situation but
none of those things happened.
This situation screams out that an obsessive **** went looking for trouble, such that he'd get a chance to use his gun, and found it. It's not an anti-gun sentiment/bias but an anti-**** bias.