May 30, 2015 7:00 am -


The Florida man charged with shooting George Zimmerman will use the “Stand Your Ground” defense.

Such a defense would entitle Matthew Apperson to a hearing, ahead of his trial, during which a judge would decide if he deserves immunity from prosecution because he feared imminent death or bodily injury. Apperson was charged earlier this month with aggravated assault and battery for firing a gun into Zimmerman’s car during a traffic run-in. Zimmerman had minor injuries.

Zimmerman’s defense attorneys had considered asking for a “Stand Your Ground” hearing when the former neighborhood watch leader faced a second-degree murder charge for the February 2012 fatal shooting of Martin, but they instead opted to go straight to a traditional criminal trial.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

13 responses to Zimmerman Shooter Will Use ‘Stand Your Ground’ Defense

  1. Larry Schmitt May 30th, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Sounds like karma to me.

  2. crc3 May 30th, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Why do they keep saying the GZ was shot? He wasn’t hit by a bullet but rather pieces of glass from a shattered window. Had the bullet actually hit him it would have probably hit him in the head which I wish had happened. Maybe next time GZ won’t be so lucky….

    • Larry Schmitt May 30th, 2015 at 9:12 am

      But it would not have hit any vital organs.

    • Robert Kennedy May 30th, 2015 at 11:00 pm

      If it hit him in the ass it would have been fatal, but the head wouldn’t make any difference if it was hit by a .44 Magnum.

  3. Suzanne McFly May 30th, 2015 at 9:04 am

    If you want to claim “stand your ground” do it right and take this a$$wipe out.

    • whatthe46 May 30th, 2015 at 11:36 am


      • rg9rts May 31st, 2015 at 9:47 am

        She meant NRA marksmanship lessons

  4. StoneyCurtisll May 30th, 2015 at 11:23 am

    I bet every morning Zimmerman wakes up and wonders if this is going to be the day someone kills him.

  5. Hirightnow May 30th, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    More like “Squat your ass”…
    But in this instance, I’m actually rooting for the guy.

    • whatthe46 May 30th, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      sweetie, you are so NOT alone on this one.

      • Hirightnow May 30th, 2015 at 5:00 pm


  6. Dwendt44 May 30th, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    If it’s good for the goose,……..!

  7. rg9rts May 31st, 2015 at 9:45 am

    He did shoot at a known killer