One lesson from the George Zimmerman killing of Trayvon Martin is that:
There should be penalties on people whose machismo, inflated by carrying a gun or other weapon, harms another person.We don’t need to look far for a suitable acronym:
W.I.M.P. for “Weapon-Inflated Machismo Penalty”A no-brainer consequence, which barely qualifies as a “penalty”, would be to:
ban these people from ever again being permitted to carry a gun on a public street.A no-brainer precaution would be to make clear that:
nobody should be protected by any “Stand Your Ground” law if they put themselves on this ground through acts covered by a W.I.M.P. law.