Don't fall for the PayPal deal at TheRealGeorgeZimmerman(dot)com ... he's already got plenty of money.
Buy Ruger stock instead ... you'll get dividends back!!!
George doesn't have TV in jail ... so I would say the stakes are pretty high. He has to be miserable. I mean ... if gun owners find out they could go to jail without TV, they might give up their guns.
"If Zimmerman is shown to have started the confrontation,"
I'm sure the prosecutor will argue that ... there's a small problem for George when the dispatcher suggested not to follow, but hey ... it was just a suggestion, right?
If George Zimmerman is convicted, it's going to be a major setback ... people will be afraid to carry guns ... they don't want to go to jail. On the other hand, if Zimmerman is acquitted, it's major bullish for gun makers. It means people can use their guns without too much fear of going to jail, so more guns will be sold.
But to be safe, I would still buy the new Ruger model with the built in video camera.
It's all going to come down to expert testimony and forensic reconstruction. If Zimmerman was on the bottom of the fight and he was able to pull his gun out after he was on the ground, he's going to be acquitted. If he was on top of the fight, he won't. The eyewitness testimony seems to conflict as to who was on top. So I would say it's a 50/50 deal at this point.
To hire expert testimony, it's going to cost both sides hundreds of thousands of dollars. Most defendants plea bargain because they just can't afford it. But watch George raise more than a million dollars for his defense.
He won't have a problem at all raising money. Put your hard-earned money into Ruger stock!!!!
Fla. also has another statute on home defense, but then it goes on to address other places, and it still refers to "great bodily harm":
Fla. Stat. 776.013(d)(3) "A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked in any other place where he or she has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony."