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On Friday's Current show TYT, Larry Pratt, ED of the group Gun Owners of America (although the name says it all, according to Think Progress it is quite a bit further right than the NRA) came on to offer a defense of Zimmerman, twisting himself into a contorted mess to explain why "the police got it right" by not arresting Zimmerman at the scene, and that unfortunately, since Trayvon was beating up Zimmerman, he (Zimmerman) had no choice but to defend himself with lethal force.

Current now has links up to parts 1 and 2 of the interview, in which Cenk asks Pratt whether, by his own logic, Pratt could be stalked and, once he tried to defend himself, killed. Watch part 1 here

In part 2 of the interview, which you can watch here, Pratt makes the ludicrous assertion that Trayvon "shifted from being the victim to the aggressor," and once he had "neutralized the threat," he should have run away. By not doing so Zimmerman had no choice but to shoot him. Imagine the fear and panic Trayvon must have had as he tried to figure out how to get away from the guy stalking him. If indeed he did defend himself, which is based on only one witness -- all the other accounts have Trayvon as the one crying out for help -- you can bet your bottom dollar running away would have just meant getting shot in the back instead of the chest.

As Cenk says, “Funny how the kid with no gun is the one who, in your mind, gave up all his rights. But Zimmerman, the freak stalker who called the police 49 times on black males, called this guy a coon, chased him down with a gun — he has all the rights in the world.”

Originally posted to Freedom Rain on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 09:19 AM PDT.

Also republished by Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

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