I don’t think MSNBC’s Chris Matthews felt any tingles up his leg in his exchanges with Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation today. Gottlieb and anti-gun Florida State Sen. Chris Smith (D-Broward/Palm Beach County) were guests today on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews. The topic of discussion as one might expect was the State of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.
Gottlieb made a very good point early on when he said “indict the person, not the law”. He went to say that it didn’t appear to him that the law applied here as, in his opinion, Zimmerman didn’t stand his ground. Rather he pursued Trayvon Martin. This is the same point that Sebastian and others have made repeatedly.