You are correct to some degree. If Martin turned around and assaulted Zimmerman during the foot chase, then yes, Zimmerman would be in trouble because Martin had the Stand Your Ground law behind him. Zimmerman would be prohibited from using his firearm. The problem is Martin was long gone after the foot chase.I find it interesting that the man who sponsored the SYG in Florida, as written by the NRA, has publicly said it was not meant for people such as Zimmerman to hide behind. He said he should not be allowed to use it as a defense.
A new bill will be introduced so that no one who is the aggressor (as Zimmerthugman was when he followed Trayvon), or who provokes a confrontation (as Zimmerthugman did when he followed Trayvon) will be able to use SYG as a defense.
Yes, Florida is going to protect innocent people from predators!!!
What took place afterwards is another story. Because if Martin attacked Zimmerman (which seems to be obvious) then Zimmerman was protected by the Stand Your Ground law and yes, that includes using his firearm. It doesn't matter what took place minutes ago.
The bottom line is who attack who? It's clear that Martin had more than enough time to run home, but instead, waited in the back yards. He didn't call 911, he didn't run home, and he didn't run out of the complex. He stayed right there. Why?
I've read all kinds of speculation from the left. Martin was confused and wasn't sure where he was staying at. Martin was afraid of Zimmerman learning where he was staying at. Martin was so scared that he figured his best defense would be to attack Zimmerman, but all this is speculation and certainly not enough evidence that Zimmerman caught up with Martin after he hung up with the police dispatcher. Nobody knows what Martin was thinking at the time.
You can't speculate what happened in front of a court. All you can do is provide evidence, and evidence shows that Martin ran far enough from Zimmerman and stopped right there. Why is pure speculation. But if I'm a judge or juror, I know exactly why Martin didn't run home and instead, waited in the back yards.