Randy Schultz built his column “Without a gun, there would be no tragedy” on an assumption. He would have us believe that if George Zimmerman had not had a gun with him, he would never have come close enough to Trayvon Martin for there to be a confrontation.
However, given Mr. Zimmerman’s hubris and incredibly poor judgment, there is no reason to believe that Mr. Schultz’s wild surmise is correct. It is more probable that the same scenario would have played out even if Mr. Zimmerman had been unarmed. Only in that case, a furious Trayvon Martin would have continued beating Mr. Zimmerman’s head into the pavement. So Mr. Zimmerman would no longer be with us and Mr. Martin would be serving time for manslaughter. Would Randy Schultz have preferred that outcome?
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