Homey wrote:Could be from a legal prospective, I wouldn't know.
To me, taking a loaded gun and following a complete stranger based upon appearance alone is not exactly intent to spread goodwill. If the intent is good then why the loaded gun? Why stop and follow at all? Why the "they always get away" type comments? I think it's clear that his intent wasn't to offer him ice cream to go with his skittles.
But how do you get that he was following based upon appearance alone? This was the 911 call ZM made.
We’ve had some break-ins in my neighborhood and there’s a real suspicious guy. It’s Retreat View Circle. The best address I can give you is 111 Retreat View Circle.
This guy looks like he’s up to no good or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around looking about
He says he thinks the guy is on drugs, it's raining and says this guys just walking around looking about. That is not appearance alone.
You seem to imply a lot more, or perhaps read into the fact ZM had a gun much more than is there. Nearly a million people in Florida alone have permits to carry concealed weapons. Are you implying all of these people have intent to instigate and then kill using their gun. Its non sequitur.
Its a person right in the US to right to bare arms, this goes off on a tangent to this discussion, but shows no more than ZM wanted to protect himself with the use of a firearm, which he and over 1000 people in that zip code are also allowed to do.
It doesn't somehow get your own opinion, that he carried it with intent to confront people in the neighborhood he suspected of being burglars with it. It doesn't even fit the facts, if ZM had pulled his gun and gone chasing after TM do you think TM would have punched ZM in the face? Even when ZM claims he carried the gun for defense against a pit bull, you won't believe that for a second, no Zm's a vigilante. All I can say is you must have ESP, because I have no idea what was going though his head or half the events of the evening, but you seem to KNOW everything already, amazing.