Disturbing...not sure what to think/feel about this aspect of it all...
"Prior to the shooting, a Washington State trooper was conducting a traffic stop less than a half-block from the home. The trooper noticed Billings stumbling down the sidewalk and mumbling incoherently. The trooper, who was concerned the man was a danger to himself, called dispatch to ask for officers to check on the man."
on the one hand you have the usual anti-cop /anti-Zimmerman bunch who, if this man were stopped, would be shouting "what's their RAS??????" -Yet, because they didnt...the guy ends up busting into some other fellow's bedroom in the middle of the night, and ends up getting blasted..
On the other hand- a good one to point out to anti-2a folks, when they ask idiotic questions like "why do you need/carry(insert your choice here) a gun??" -Well, DUH, this is a perfectly good example, right here- You can bit conked out in your home, doors locked, with cops half-a block away...and what good would the cops/were the cops, able to be?