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The reality of killing someone rarely matches the fantasy of the macho gunslinger. Boo fucking hoo for Zimmerman:

“He couldn’t stop crying. He’s a caring human being,” Joe Oliver, 53, a former television news reporter and anchor in Orlando who has known Zimmerman for several years, told Reuters in a telephone interview.

“I mean, he took a man’s life and he has no idea what to do about it. He’s extremely remorseful about it,” Oliver said, relating stories told to him by Zimmerman’s mother-in-law, a close friend of Oliver’s wife.

Despite the NRA’s ongoing attempt to turn all of America back into the wild, wild West, actually giving people the idea that they can shoot their way through any confrontation is not a healthy mindset. The “justified” homicide rate tripled in Florida after the “Shoot first” law was passed. Was there a corresponding drop in assaults and other violent…

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