Jury selection in the Zimmerman murder trial starts today. I expect this will be hyped and spun against lawful self defense in particular and the scourge of guns in general.

So far, nothing I’ve read or seen shows this as anything but a lawful self defense shooting. The problem I’ve had discussing this case with people outside of my circle (mainly co-workers) is that most people don’t really understand what constitutes lawful self-defense in Florida, when force can be used, and what constitutes a threat.

For me, the biggest lesson is that any self-defense shooting could end up like this. All I can do is make sure that I do everything I can to limit what can be used against me.