Why Was Zimmerman Carrying?

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There have been a lot questions posed and comments made by pundits, the elected class and observers before, during and after the George Zimmerman trial that displayed an agenda on the part of some and a profound ignorance on the part of others. One of the worst is the question: Why was Zimmerman carrying a gun that night? Why indeed?

That the question would be posed by the gun grabbing punditry is not surprising. Their agenda is to muddle the understanding of the citizenry and create a sense that carrying a weapon is not only unusual, it’s downright weird. That the question would be repeated by the citizenry demonstrates the gun grabbers’ efforts have been successful and the citizenry is becoming increasingly ignorant.

So why was Zimmerman carrying that night? Because he could. Self-defense is a natural right. Carrying a weapon is a natural right. It is everyone’s right, and it’s affirmed in the Constitution in the 2nd Amendment — which is part of what is called the Bill of Rights. The Constitution would not have been ratified if not for the promise of passage of a Bill of Rights.

Now President Barack Obama, to no one’s surprise, is calling for stricter gun laws in the wake of the Zimmerman verdict. That’s not surprising.

Here’s a question for Obama: Why do you continue to try to disarm Americans — or restrict which weapons they can own — and deny them their ability to defend themselves against thugs, robbers or oppressive government while you have armed and are arming al-Qaida-affiliated terrorists in Libya and Syria, giving them automatic weapons, rocket launchers, etc., which Americans cannot own without jumping through legal hoops, if at all? The very idea that the President would think terrorists are more deserving of possessing weapons than law-abiding American citizens is not just downright weird; it’s criminal.

Bob Livingston

founder of Personal Liberty Digest™, is an ultra-conservative American author and editor of The Bob Livingston Letter™, in circulation since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

  • vicki

    The OP writes:

    Here’s a question for Obama: Why do you continue to try to disarm Americans.

    Here’s another question for obama and for any anti-gun person out there.

    In ~year since Martin’s death
    ~300 MILLION Americans did not shoot ANYONE. Even by accident. Why are you trying to take away our most fundamental GOD Given, Constitutionally protected right to KEEP (possess) and BEAR (carry) arms?

    Stop trying to disarm us. Stop punishing us for the acts of a VERY VERY few.

    Stop it

    Stop it now.

    • Lanore

      “God given”??? Are you kidding?

      • vicki

        And just whom do you think gave you rights?

  • Vigilant

    Superb analysis, Mr. Livingston.

  • Doc Sarvis

    If you carry a gun around you are living in fear. THAT is what is sad.

    • Robert Courtney

      I carry and have since 1970. Two tours in Vietnam, and have has a CCW in 8 States since.
      I am not afraid of anything. Especially some brain dead fool like you.
      I carry because I am NOT afraid of a gun, unlike a brain dead fool like you.
      STFU and go suck your thumb. You don’t have a clue.

      • Doc Sarvis

        I have a rifle (30-30) but don’t need a gun to carry around to not be afraid of anything.

        • Larry5469

          And when you do need something to defend yourself from a thug.. what are you going to do?.. call a policeman? he will have a lot of paperwork to fill out about how you died. When you leave your life in someone else’s hands how do you know they won’t drop you?

          • Robert Courtney

            Nah, he will die.
            Unless you are willing to help him.
            Personally, I would just laugh at him.
            He brings it on himself for being so stupid.

        • Robert Courtney

          I carry many different firearms.
          Why?
          Because it’s my RIGHT to do.
          Because I WANT to do so.
          Because I CAN!

          And that is NONE of your concern, and you can do nothing about it but whine and sob and look sad with your nose running.
          Doesn’t work Little Buddy. You looking sad and nose running won’t stop a mugger or a rapist from tagging you. So keep your head in the sand, or stay at home.
          I could care less what you do.
          So stay out of MY business.
          [comment has been edited]

          • Doc Sarvis

            Robert Courtney,Wow. Your post practically screams that you are afraid.

          • vicki

            What does he have to be afraid of? He’s got the proper tools for self and community defense. Just as police officers do.

          • ChiefBoring

            Look in the mirror, Doc. Methinks you doth protest too much!

          • Wizzardly

            Given the thug-state of our country, with criminals rewarded (I’m thinking of the Black Panther thugs who won’t be prosecuted by our racist AG despite their confessions) and the innocent punished by the government (I’m thinking of the racist AG sending his CRS to FL to incite demonstrations to get GZ arrested), maybe a little fear is a good thing. Helps your situational awareness. In fact, given the prog/lib agenda to give away the country to the third world, maybe we all should be afraid.

      • Daniel F. Melton

        VN, 69-71 The only time I’m not armed is when I’m in the shower. A handgun is like a parachute. If you find youself in need of one and don’t have it, odds are that you’ll never need one again……

    • http://personalliberty.com/ Bob Livingston

      Dear Doc Sarvis,

      Do you insure your vehicles and homes?

      Best wishes,
      Bob

    • billybob

      That to me is sane, not sad. Why become a target? Why put your self in harms way? It is always those of you who think they can reason with the mentally challanged or those who are just plain angry at the world or their status in life. I believe Trayvon would have killed Zimmerman had it not been for his gun. Now if you want to scarfice your life for a cause then join some religious group that thinks they can convert muslims.

    • vicki

      Those who carry a gun around do not live in fear. They live in civilization.

      http://jpfo.org/articles-assd02/marko.htm

    • ChiefBoring

      Wondered where you’d been Doc. We don’t live in fear. God willing, we won’t die needlessly, either. Crawl back under the bridge, troll.

    • Don 2

      The inability of anti-gunners like yourself to reason logically is absolutely stunning.
      The injury rate for victims of assault who use a gun is about half the rate for victims who try to run away, and about a tenth the rate for victims who did not try to protect themselves in any manner.

  • Shorty Stuff

    You said “the very idea that the President would think terrorists are more
    deserving of possessing weapons than law-abiding American citizens is
    not just downright weird; it’s criminal” … with “criminal” being the key. So why isn’t this regime being impeached, arrested and thrown in cuffs and jail, and kicked out of our White House? Why isn’t Congress, or even the military, doing their job and defending America against enemies from within? All who swore an oath to defend the Constitution are destitute of their duties for allowing this to continue.

    • Doc Sarvis

      Americans have been arming shady characters for most of our history. Ever hear of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”?

    • Bill

      Shorty stuff,
      It is because either they are in on it or they have lost their cajones

    • Bill

      Shorty stuff,
      It is because either they are in on it or they have lost their cajones

    • billybob

      Politicians worry more about their jobs than they do about you! That in a nut shell is your answer.

      • Daniel F. Melton

        If you want an honest government:
        1) Select Representatives by means of a draft lottery, qualifications for inclusion to the pool of prospective draftees to be determined by each state.
        2) Repeal the 17th Amendment. Give the selection of Senators back to the state legislatures, with the addition of term limits and the right of recall by the state Governor, the state legislature, and plebiscite.
        3) Remove the pay and benefits of federal legislators and staff from the federal domain. The state sending these people to Congress should be paying ‘em.
        4) No ‘retirement pay’ or special benefits for federal or state legislators at any level.
        5) All laws apply to legislators and bureaucrats as well as citizens.

        • ChiefBoring

          All good except term limits. We already have term limits, if we would use them. Just turn over the House every two years, and the Senate in six. Then we could keep the good ones, on good behaviour.

          • Daniel F. Melton

            How long does it take for even the most ethical legislator to become “irrevocably contaminated” (love that line from Farscape) in the tainted atmosphere of Washington? Remove them before they begin exhibiting symptoms, lest they become that sort of person who lives for absolute authority over this nation’s citizens.

    • ChiefBoring

      If he was impeached, the Senate would not convict him, amy more than they did Clinton. His base would make a matyr of him.

      • Daniel F. Melton

        But there’s the added advantage of keeping the current occupant of the White House and the entire Senate occupied with sequential impeachment hearing(s), which will ensure that “executive orders”, Senatorial chicanery, and presidential appointments will be blocked. The plethora of public votes that ignore testimony and evidence may well ensure that many Senators do not survive the primary selection process.

        • ChiefBoring

          Would you really want Joe Biden as President if they fooled us and convicted BHO?

          • Daniel F. Melton

            biden could be kept busy for months by standing him in a grain bin (round) and telling him to sh*t in the corner.

          • ChiefBoring

            When he figured it out, he’d make a poor joke of why there was no corner.

          • Daniel F. Melton

            By the time he figured it out, the election would be over.

          • ChiefBoring

            Yeah, but wouldn’t it be fun watching Hilary eat his lunch in a primary, then vote her down in the election?

          • Daniel F. Melton

            Who counts the votes? Remember 2012. Minnesota is still prosecuting the vote fraud cases from the election of franken, and now we’ve got dayton as governor and democrat majorities in both houses of the state legislature to further drag us to the edge of fiscal disaster.

          • ChiefBoring

            Good point. Let’s see…BHO supports voter ID in South Africa. Maybe we could get Mandela to support it here. It has nothing to do with blocking votes, except those illegal ones. They all say it hurts the young and Blacks. Well, the young get a voter ID to buy tobacco and beer, and the other folks get one for all the other things they need an ID to do.

          • Daniel F. Melton

            Mandela is about room temp, being kept breathing by machines. He’s a communist anyway.
            The only legal citizens who lack a legitimate ID are too lazy to vote to begin with.
            I’m thinking that birthright citizenship is too large a responsibility for the larger part of the population. They’ve never had to put forth any effort or sacrifice. Most don’t bother to vote anyway. Make ‘em earn the right to be citizens and have a voice in the governance of the nation and citizens will be much more attentive to their government.
            Those who choose to remain sheeple can be tended and herded by responsible citizens.

          • ChiefBoring

            It seems there’s life in the old man yet. Check this out: http://www.latimes.com/news/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-nelson-mandela-health-20130717,0,1787864.story
            Since the SCUS has striken the prior approval section of the voting rights act, all the states should enact voter ID, and see what happens.

    • David Wallace

      You can only impeach a lawful President, not a usurper that doesn’t qualify for the job. Resident Obama does not qualify per the Constition.

  • me

    Owebunhole and antigunners who have armed guards around them need to have all guns taken away from them. They need to feel just like the vulnerable people who would be at the mercy of crimminals. Don’t you think they’d start singing a different tune?

  • me

    Zimmerman said Trayvon sucker punched him then had him down on the concrete and was beating his head into the concrete. It was kinda like wanting to live or be killed. where were zimmermans rights? He had a choice, die or defend himself. thats what the jury found. the sympathizers of trayvon are wrong. Nothing would have been said by them if he had killed Zimmerman. Its probly ok with them if their type kills another race..

    • Blank Reg

      If GZ had been unarmed that night, he would be dead. Post mortem, he would have been hailed as a hero of the neighborhood watch, while Treyvon Martin would have grown a middle name, and shown by the media in the least flattering light in the orange jumpsuit. And I doubt the case would have gotten any attention beyond local news. Just another black street punk with a murder rap. And you can bet Obama wouldn’t be trying to claim that if he’d had a son, he’d look like Treyvon. Here’s to GZ, and armed self-defense.

    • Daniel F. Melton

      They don’t care all that much when their kind kill each other (and their children) wholesale. What’s the casualty count in Chicago this week?

  • Bill

    Good comments Bob
    We can always count on you to weed through the BS and bring us the real story

  • dan

    I carry a pistol because they won’t let me carry a grenade…
    it’d be easier to go with them than to face the “Just-us system’

    • vicki

      Smart people carry guns cause a cop is to heavy.

      • dan

        thanks….I needed a laugh

        • vicki

          Welcome :)

          • ChiefBoring

            When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

          • vicki

            Which is why you should always carry one around but they are too heavy :):):) Better to carry a gun.

          • ChiefBoring

            Plus, too many cops are poor shots!

    • Daniel F. Melton

      I liked the M79 better than frags. If they’re too close, the ogive delivers one hell of a punch, if they’re far enough out it’ll get a bunch of ‘em.

  • billybob

    Unarming your enemy is your priority before you kill him. It keeps you on the up side of hill. It allows you to dominate your opponent or neighbor. The list of governments who unarmed their population is extensive. The millions of killed by their own government is even more extensive. We here in America can not grasp the idea that our government can turn against us. They seem oblivious of the signs of history repeating itself. Dis arming you makes it a whole lot easier for your government to control you.
    Last night in Hollywood, a gang of young people indiscriminately robbed and beat up whites along the Hollywood walk of fame. The victims were helpless. They had to wait until police arrived. If by chance one or two were kiled, then those who were left would have had to wait for the police and coroner. Now triple the number of people who would do this to the public at large. Well the results would be just abunch of dead or hurt people. Cameras and wintesses would be what we have left to sort how they died. People would cry out that the government isn’t doing enough. Poiticians would pass more laws that no one would enforce. and it goes on. It always reminds me of sheep to the slaughter!

  • David Wallace

    Something else to think about: I have a ccw permit which covers ALL weapons, not just firearms. I’ve carried knives almost my whole life (in my fifties) and when I’m not carrying a firearm (it’s hot in Fla. shorts & t-shirts) I have a pocket knife and a neck knife, Put me in the same situation as GZ and I’ll stick the attacker in ribs (possibly hitting heart) or side of neck cutting the jugular (bleeding out before help could arrive) depending on which knife I can reach.

    Guns are just tools and knives can kill just as easy in this situation. It’s not about saving anyone, it’s about disarming the population so we can’t fight back against the communist takeover of our country. The 2nd Amendment is not about hunting or National Guard.

  • David169

    He carried for the same reason that on duty police, off duty police, armored car guards, shopkeepers in bad neighborhoods and anyone else under possible threat of violence does; for his own personal safety! Why can’t progressives and liberals understand that police only come once the crime has been committed. When they arrive the victim is either dead, raped and beaten, beaten and robbed, or beaten to a point of permanent injury. It has been proven that the vast majority of the time when the intended victim of a criminal pulls their pistol out the criminal immediately stops and retreats which spares one of two lives. Had Zimmerman not been carrying he would had been beaten to death. The recordings of the incident indicate it was Martin’s intent to kill Zimmerman. The jury decided that Zimmerman was within his rights to preserve his life by stopping Martin. The jury decided that Martin died while attempting to murder Zimmerman.

    • Wizzardly

      Court cases have repeatedly demonstrated that the police have no duty to protect citizens, Their duty is to investigate the crime, identify and arrest perps and assist prosecution. You, yes you, are responsible for your own safety and protection. I know that notion is lib/prog anathema – that no one else is responsible for saving you – but it is reality and always has been. Basically you are on your own.

  • David Wallace

    Currently on the local news, robber pulls gun on convenience store clerk and clerk pulls his own gun putting to the robber’s head. After a short scuffle he gets the crook cornered until the cops get there and it’s all on the security tape. So the problem in Fla. with armed citizens is what now?