Skip to comments.Prosecution Witness: Zimmerman Did Not Press Gun to Martin's Chest
Posted on 07/03/2013 12:09:56 PM PDT by servo1969
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My carry piece has one in the pipe, hammer down, safety on. Designed to be safe to carry that way, as are a lot of modern firearms.
A 1911 pattern is SUPPOSED to be carry “cocked and locked”.
Not sure what Z was carrying, but yeah... Without a round in the chamber, you are putting yourself at a serious disadvantage in a “OMFGINEEDITRIGHTNOW” situation.
Sounds like you’re as tired of this BS as I am.
I’m inclined to believe that charges were pressed to appease the left and the prosecutor is throwing this trial to ensure justice for GZ.
Very clear, indeed.
Kind of like a mini OJ trial with a lot of future celebrities.
Well put, muh cracka!
I carry quite a bit myself and I usually do not have one “in the pipe”. However, I am also a fairly well trained martial artist ... so if a problem is so close that I would need one “in the pipe” I probably could handle it without the gun. A perps gun within my reach will become my gun in less than a second and sooner than they could pull the trigger
The hammerless airweight (.38 special +P) is what I picked for a winter ‘parka pocket’ pistol. If need be, multiple rounds through the pocket into the perp with very little chance of malfunction. If the perp is that close and the situation that dire, forget drawing the weapon. I can always get a new parka. Mrs. Joe has one for the times she carries a purse—same concept.
I have been thinking the same thing
Judo, karate, Iado. I’ve also dabbled in European sword work. I lift a LOT of weight too...
I still carry with one in the pipe. 15+1 > 15.
Call me lazy.
could you translate that for me?
I think virtually everyone is. Tired of being held hostage over the possibility of hurting someone's little feelings, of accidentally becoming a target because someone feels 'dissed', and tired of certain people getting a pass for breaking the law because of an accident of genetics, regardless of what they do for a living.
Sympathy left the building years ago, and civility is standing by the exit ready to go out the door.
It’s why they were told to charge him 40 days later.
All the blood evidence shows Zimmerman was the one getting beaten up and bruised, with blood in areas he couldn’t have put there himself. IF TM was the one beaten he had no blood around any areas where he’d supposedly be hit, no bruising, just blood from the GSW which would be expected.
This is totally confirming GZ’s story.
As for TM’s fingernails not having GZ dna on them, GZ said he was hittign him mixed martial arts style. MMA hits are knuckle hits, the fingers are pulled back and you’re hitting with knuckles, not fingers. Even if he punched normal fingers are curled under into a fist. Its a non-issue.
I’ve had two cases where I almost had to use my concealed weapon. In both cases I would not have had time to chamber a round before needing it. Both times I was able to take other action to remove myself from the threat.
I carry almost every day but rarely have a round chambered. I will chamber a round if I feel a need.
I feel this forces me to be more aware. It also eliminates any chance of a negligent discharge.
I like to say that I use my arts when I run out of ammo :<). But in reality I teach Jujitsu and Kempo and practice disarms quite a bit. I would much rather “deal” with a gun at arms reach than a knife
Yes. I carry what I believe is sometimes called condition 3, or IDF style. You train to draw the weapon and rack the slide on your belt (heavy pants like jeans also work fine). You can hold off your opponent’s weapon with the other hand. It does have the advantage of minimizing accidental discharge (of course, keep your finger off the trigger while racking the slide!)
I live in a dense urban environment. You may not have much advance notice.This style also has the advantage that if someone does manage to get the gun away from you, you can get out of the way before he pulls (and pulls,,,and pulls) the trigger. People who live in a more rural environment may have more time/// don’t know.
Cross-examining lawyer: You came at him?
Rooster Cogburn: I did.
Cross-examining lawyer: With revolver in hand?
Rooster Cogburn: Yes.
Cross-examining lawyer: Loaded and cocked?
Rooster Cogburn: Well if it ain’t loaded and cocked it don’t shoot.
Like the line from the original “True Grit” when the defense asked if Waynes gun was loaded and cocked he replied to the question as “a gun that’s unloaded and cocked isn’t good for nothing” Or something close to that.
“if you press the muzzle of a semi auto against another person you often force the slide out of battery and the firearm will not fire.”