The so-called Stand Your Ground self-defense laws in Florida and some other states amount to “a license to murder” and an excuse for “vigilante justice,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg charged Wednesday.

“The laws are not the kind of laws a civilized society should have and the [National Rifle Association] should be ashamed of themselves,” Bloomberg, a leading gun-control advocate, said at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. “This has nothing to do with gun-owners’ rights. This has nothing to do with the Second Amendment.”
Bloomie's a day late and a dollar short, as usual. Zim is no longer thought to have claimed Stand Your Ground, but pure self-defense including ALL of the elements of the common law; he was in reasonable fear, he only shot enough to blow his assailant off after withdrawing to regain the legal privilege.