Im sorry to see Al Sharpton using this shooting as an opportunity for his own political grand standing (I lost faith in Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson when a local white kid was beaten by 2 black kids on a school bus and it was caught on video, an obvious racial hate crime of black on white, and they made no marches or public appearances on the matter) But if we can get past the racial overtones, what do you think of people who own a firearm, that are vigilantes, who think they are now officially a free-lance police officer, because they own a gun? Maybe the guy did a thing or two good for his neighborhood, but under the circumstances, usually I don't trust a media frenzy, but it looks quite apparent that this guy racially profiled and based on his weight, and the kid he was attempting to apprehend was at least 100lbs lighter than him. Somewhere in the 911 call he referred as a general statement of African-Americans as f'n coon's. I think he is going to be arrested, probably charged with 2nd degree murder but I don't know yet. The evidence currently seems pretty damning, He might of had a rapport with the police in that neighborhood for volunteering for neighborhood watch which is why they didn't investigate him more closely. I wouldn't shoot someone over a scuffle unless they were fighting for my firearm, or they had a deadly weapon in their hand. But between a bag of skittles and an Iced Tea, I just don't see any plausible reason why some 17 year old kid in a gated community was deemed a deadly threat, my guess is it was a black kid in a white neighborhood who looked out of place. I found a link to a story that says the man, George Zimmerman had aspirations of being a police officer. I can see why he would want to be some kind of cop if he dedicated hours of his days, and 46 calls to 911 on New Years Eve alone, as if he was some kind of protector of the public and his handgun made him into that role. Under the circumstances and now a federal investigation, what do you guys think of the shooting?