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Gun escalated Trayvon tragedy

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The true facts about what happened between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin may never come to light. One fact, however, is indisputable. Had George Zimmerman not been carrying a pistol,Trayvon Martin would still be alive and George Zimmerman would not be in so much trouble. Zimmerman was emboldened to follow Martin by the pistol he was carrying and ultimately killed him. I have been a criminal defense lawyer for almost 40 years and have always seen that guns carried for protection get people into lots more trouble than they ever get them out of. Tom McClintock is pushing a bill that would require California to allow gun nuts like Zimmerman to use their out-of-state permits to carry concealed weapons in our communities. I hope this case makes him rethink his position. My hope is tempered. Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin using a gun. Paul W. Comiskey, Newcastle