Saturday, June 29, 2013

Charges Dropped in NRA T-shirt Case

WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

Even now they're still doing it.

He "was charged with obstructing an officer for wearing a pro-NRA t-shirt to school." "FOR WEARING" the t-shirt. 

The real story was about a fat cop who couldn't stand a young kid back-talking. This was a simple case of abuse of power in the part of the cop, but the pro-gun zealots were all about the t-shirt.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.

Lawful Oregon Gun Owner Goes Nuts

Sheriff: Man with AK-47 sets home on fire with family inside
Leroy Erwin Adams

Local news reports via Nikita Tinky

A man armed with an AK-47 and upset about family issues set his house on fire and prevented his wife, mother and 2 daughters from fleeing the flames while keeping firefighters at bay Tuesday afternoon, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said.

The fire destroyed the home, but no one was injured despite a half hour standoff, the sheriff's office said.

Leroy Erwin Adams, 48, is being held in the Lincoln County Jail on charges of Reckless Burning, Arson in the First Degree and five counts of Domestic Menacing.

Law enforcement were met on scene by Adams, who they said was armed with an AK-47, several high-capacity magazines and a handgun. Adams was preventing his family from leaving and stopping firefighters from fighting the fire as flames fully engulfed the home, the sheriff's office said.

His two daughters were able to leave the home, and several minutes later the wife and mother got out, too, the sheriff's office said.

Adams disarmed himself and surrendered to deputies after 30 minutes of negotiations with law enforcement.

California Gun Range Negligence Leaves Two Injured

 Local news reports

Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies, Mono County Paramedics, and Bridgeport Fire Department were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, it was determined that a father, age 57, and son, age 30, both out of county residents, were shooting at the range and had an accidental discharge of a rifle (.223). The bullet from the rifle struck victim one in his right leg. The bullet penetrated both legs and exited through the left foot. Victim two, who was standing next to victim one, sustained shrapnel injuries. Careflight was requested for both the victims. 

And here's the genius observation which, of course, downplays the gross negligence involved in ALL  negligent discharges.

With unfortunate and accidental incidents such as this, it’s very important to remember basic firearm safety tips to ensure your own safety and the safety of those around you.

No Charges in Idaho Kid Shooting

I suppose this is one of those pure accidents, you know the ones that are different from negligence.

What's your opinion on this disgraceful nonchalance with which criminal negligence and child endangerment is treated in the freedom-loving state of Idaho?

Please leave a comment.

Utah 16-Year-old Accidentally Shoots his 12-Year-old Sister with Gun Stolen from a Car

Local news reports

Police are investigating where a 16-year-old got a .22 handgun that was used in an accidental shooting of his 12-year-old sister.

Assistant Police Chief Mike Stenquist said the teenager told police “he stole the gun from a car” about a year ago in the Clinton area.

Police were called to 221 N. 360 West, Clearfield at 5:14 p.m. Thursday to an accidental shooting.
They had earlier reported the girl was 13 and her brother was 15. On Friday, Stenquist said the ages are 12 and 16. 

The girl was flown to Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City with a gunshot wound in the back of her shoulder. The bullet had exited the front arm area.

Gun Group Aims To Stop Immigration Bill


What does an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws have to do with the Second Amendment right to own guns?

If you're the Gun Owners of America, everything.

The GOA, a smaller cousin of the National Rifle Association that often takes an even more aggressive approach, is branding the just-passed Senate immigration bill, with its path to citizenship for people in the country illegally, as an "anti-gun amnesty."

As the GOA sees it, allowing the estimated 11 million immigrants now in the U.S. illegally to eventually become U.S. citizens would inevitably lead to many more Democratic voters in the electorate and thus more votes for gun control legislation.

In an interview, Larry Pratt, the GOA's executive director, told me his experience with many Hispanic immigrants (he said he's bilingual and that he attends a Spanish-language church) suggests that "they really don't know much about American politics but that their default assumption is that the Democrats are their friends.

"And the Democrats very likely will end up getting their votes. And if that, indeed, winds up with a Democratic dominance politically, there go our guns," he said.

Zimmerman Trial - Day 5


A witness in the murder trial of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman testified on Friday that he saw Trayvon Martin on top of Zimmerman during a struggle that led to the unarmed black teenager's shooting death in a central Florida gated community last year.

But Jonathan Good, a former resident at the townhouse complex, told the jury in Seminole County criminal court that he never saw Martin slam Zimmerman's head into the concrete sidewalk, undermining a key element in Zimmerman's defense.

Good initially told police the person on top was pummeling the other in mixed martial arts style, but backed off that account, later saying the person on top was straddling the other man, but his arms might have been holding the other down rather than punching.

Asked by state prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda if he saw the "person on top" grabbing the head of the lighter skinned man and slamming it into the concrete, Good replied "No."

Lindzee Folgate, a physician assistant who treated Zimmerman the day after the shooting, said his nose was "likely broken" but could not say definitively because no X-rays were taken. She said cuts he suffered on his head did not require any stitches.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Are Negligent Discharges Really Rare?

NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Pro-gun fanatics love to downplay the number of negligent discharges. One of the ways they do this is to cite the numbers of deaths and dividing by the total number of gun owners in the country. This is misleading for several reasons.  The number of deaths due to negligence is only a fraction of those wounded, and that is only a tiny fraction of those gravely affected, which include those doing the shooting as well as family and friends.

Even after calculating all that, we still have only a small percentage of the true number of negligent uses of guns.  If we use the same standard they use for DGU calculations, it would be only 5%, the 95% being those in which no one was hurt and no record was made of the incident.

The obvious problem is when you ask gun owners if they've used their gun defensively you get a lot of volunteers.  Not so when you ask if they've had a negligent discharge. That's not to say gun owners are particularly dishonest, I believe that description is limited to the gun-rights advocates who have axes to grind, no, it's just human nature. People are reluctant to admit their mistakes.

What's your opinion?  Do you still think negligent discharges are so rare?

Please leave a comment.

Michigan Man Shoots 17-Year-old Friend - No Charges - It was Only an Accident

Local news reports

A 17-year-old Cassopolis man is in Elkhart General Hospital in stable condition after being shot by his cousin Wednesday night. The Cass County Sheriff's Department says the shooting was accidental and happened when 20-year-old Jeremy Faye was putting the weapon down after believing it was unloaded. Faye told officers he accidentally pulled the trigger, shooting Christopher Burhnam in the lower abdomen area. The shooting happened just before 9 p.m. at a home in the 66-thousand block of Tharp lake Road in Calvin Township. The accidental shooting remains under investigation, and it's not clear if Faye will be charged.

Of course it's not clear if there will be charges?  That'll take a lengthy investigation to see if there was any negligence.

What do you think?  Please leave a comment.

Zimmerman Trial - Day 4


Fox News Latino

Rachel Jeantel, the key witness for the prosecution in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, takes the stand for a second day on Thursday after a controversial initial day of testimony.

The fireworks began soon after the 19-year-old Miami resident, one of the prosecution's star witnesses, entered the courtroom Wednesday and began to recount her story of being the last person to speak with Trayvon Martin before he encountered George Zimmerman.

Not the most sympathetic witness, but what do you think?  Did she help or hurt the prosecution?

On a side note, I thought Jared Marcus looked older than he is.  How about this one?

Please leave a comment.

Aaron Hernandez Charged with Murder

Thursday, June 27, 2013

10 Hollywood Gun Slingers Who Hate Guns

Matt Damon may seem comfortable with a gun on set, but the star of the Bourne series says that he actually hates guns because they freak him out (photo from
Matt Damon may seem comfortable with a gun on set, but the star of the Bourne series says that he actually hates guns because they freak him out (photo from 

The Daily Caller with slide show.

Famous funnyman Jim Carrey went on a Twitter rant Sunday against his upcoming ultra-violent, superhero flick “Kick-Ass 2.”

“I did Kick-Ass 2 a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,” Carrey tweeted.  ”My apologies to others involve[d] with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”

Though Carrey is not particularly known for his violent movie roles, Hollywood is full of actors who have publicly decried gun ownership and yet continue to act in films with guns galore.

There's nothing Jim Carrey can say that will endear him to the gun nuts, not after that video he produced. I suppose his presentation of all the traditional jokes and stereotypes hit too close to home for many. I don't think a single pro-gun person admitted it was pretty funny.

But what do they think about his "change of heart?" That sounds pretty good, doesn't it?

On the other hand, aren't the pro-gun, pro-rights folks among the most vocal about the 1st Amendment rights of movie-makers to portray violence without in any way being responsible for real-life violence?  Aren't the gun-rights folks the ones who keep saying there is no shared responsibility, that only those who commit violence are responsible for their actions?

Why then do they make such a big deal out of this, even calling actors hypocrites for supporting gun control?  First they say, movies don't cause people to act violently, then they denounce actors as hypecrites for disagreeing with their politics. I think that makes them hypocrites.

What do you think?  Please leave a comment.

One word about Jason Bourne.  In those wonderful films, the Matt Damon character often avoided using a gun. Being the CIA's "$30 million dollar killing machine," he was able to inflict incredible violence with his bare hands. Wouldn't that spare him of the hypocrite label?

Please leave a comment.

George Zimmerman Trial - Day 3

Yahoo News reports

Lawyers prosecuting the Trayvon Martin shooting case will have an opportunity to sketch a portrait of defendant George Zimmerman, now that the trial judge has decided the jury can hear five of Mr. Zimmerman's nonemergency 911 calls to police. The calls could help shape jurors' impressions of Zimmerman, who is on trial in Florida for second-degree murder, as either a seething vigilante or a stand-up community organizer.

The judge has previously ruled that the jury won’t be able to consider social media interactions by Trayvon that describe pot-smoking, guns, and a fascination with martial arts fighting. The defense had said that, similarly, the 911 recordings of Zimmerman are immaterial because they don’t pertain to the moments before Trayvon was shot.

But prosecutors say the 911 calls show what they characterize as Zimmerman’s zealous, angry mind-set and “ill will.” The calls “show the context in which [Zimmerman] sought out his encounter with Trayvon Martin,” prosecutor Richard Mantel told the judge before her ruling.

I can just hear all the pro-gun Zimmerman-defenders whining about how unfair it is to consider Zimmerman's past and not Martin's.

The difference is obvious, except to the extremely biased. As the judge ruled, the 911 tapes will show the mentality of the neighborhood watchman immediately prior to the killing.  Martin's alleged pot smoking has nothing to do with it.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.

North Carolina Man Charged with Manslaughter in Accidental Shooting

Local news reports

Brandon Leigh Switzer, 22, of East Union Street, told police his thumb slipped off the hammer on his 9mm handgun that discharged a round striking Zachary Williams, 23, in the head inside 32 N. Sherman St. just before 4 p.m.

Williams was pronounced dead at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township.

City police and Luzerne County detectives charged Switzer with the manslaughter charge Tuesday night. Switzer was arraigned by District Judge Rick Cronauer and released after posting $250,000 bail.

Switzer told police in a statement that Williams asked to see his .9mm handgun. Switzer ejected the magazine and began to hand it to Williams when he realized he had chambered a round, according to the criminal complaint.

Williams grabbed the firearm’s muzzle when Switzer said his thumb slipped off the hammer, causing it to discharge a round that struck Williams in the head, the complaint says.

Another Maine Cop has a Negligent Discharge

Local news reports

The city's new police chief was cleaning his newly issued weapon Monday afternoon and apparently shot himself in the hand, according to a press release issued by a city official Tuesday.
Chief Mark Hathaway, a 25-year veteran officer who was selected as the city's chief in April, and other officers had just returned from training with their new guns in Brewer when the shooting took place.

A Maine State Police lieutenant accidentally discharged his weapon in February at a staff meeting, when he shifted in his seat and his holstered weapon went off. An investigation concluded in May by a division of the Maine State Police was unable to determine why his firearm accidentally discharged during the computer training session.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Las Vegas Murders Up 50% from Last Year

Huffington Post

The city's homicide rate for the first quarter of this year is up 50 percent from the same period in 2012 In February, for example, a fatal shooting on the Strip only a couple of blocks from our hotel led to a car crash that also killed a cab driver and his passenger, for a total of three deaths, and just two weeks before we arrived, two died and two were injured in a gun-related, double murder-attempted suicide.
The Vegas police department has above average success arresting the perpetrators -- 75 percent against the national rate of 65 percent -- but oddly, as columnist J. Patrick Coolican of the Las Vegas Sun reports, "In nonlethal shootings, when the victim survives, the criminal is more than 90 percent likely to get away with the crime... In 2012, for instance, there were 313 nonlethal assaults with firearms. Just 20 of the cases led to an arrest." 

And the day before we arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada's Governor Brian Sandoval vetoed a bill authorizing universal background checks for gun purchases in the state. According to the website ThinkProgress,"The bill, passed by Nevada's Democratically controlled state legislature, would have required a background check prior to all gun sales and would have increased reporting of mental illness data. The National Rifle Association's lobbying arm called the proposal 'misguided gun control legislation being forced on law-abiding citizens of Nevada.'"

In fact, an April poll found that 87 percent of Nevada voters favored the background check, but "Sandoval said his decision was in part due to the loud voices of that small minority that does not believe criminal background checks should be required prior to gun purchases. He told a local TV station that he'd received 28,000 calls from opponents, and only about 7,000 from supporters."

There's the real power of the NRA and the gun lobby for you. Not just the money they throw at media buys and at officeholders and candidates -- in fact, last year only three of the sixteen U.S. Senate candidates endorsed by the NRA won. No, it's the sheer stridency and lungpower of their opposition to any perceived threat to gun ownership. 

NRA Clashes with Other Gun Groups over Florida Mental Health Gun Bill

It’s not very often that one witnesses infighting within the gun community, but the National Rifle Association is embroiled in a battle with fellow pro-gun organizations, the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) and Gun Owners of America (GOA), over a controversial Florida Bill – House Bill 1355 — that would prohibit individuals who voluntarily seek mental health treatment upon being deemed a ‘threat to themselves or others’ from purchasing a firearm.

Under current law, only people who are involuntarily committed are banned from buying a gun, those who willingly seek treatment after being detained as part of the state’s Baker Act – which allows judges, law enforcement, physicians and mental health professionals to call for the involuntary examination of an individual — can still purchase a firearm.

Critics of HB 1355 argue that the bill skirts due process and has the potential to erode the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.

In response to this grassroots activism in opposition to this NRA-backed bill, Marion Hammer, the NRA’s point person in the Sunshine State, has lashed out against GOA and NAGR and gone to great lengths to educate gun owners about the bill in an attempt to refute what she called “patently false” criticism and information.

“These are not organizations that are here on the ground, working the issue,” said Hammer in an interview with the Miami Herald.  “They are full of disinformation designed to inflame and upset people and help them raise money.”

Hammer rejected the notion that the bill poses a risk to responsible gun owners.

Zimmerman Trial Day 2

Yahoo News reports

For the prosecution:

Wendy Dorival, who trained Zimmerman in his duties as the watch representative for his gated community, described him as “a little meek” and someone who wanted to “make changes in his community to make it better.”

For the defense:

The photos were as unforgettable as they were haunting: Trayvon Martin’s dead body, sprawled out in wet grass; the 17-year-old’s Nike shirt, pierced with a bullet hole; his limp wrist; his chest; and his face, slack.

Second day wrapup:

Jurors will likely not forget the images of Martin’s body, yet their mental picture of Zimmerman on the night of Martin’s death will weigh far more in the outcome of this trial.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Indiana 12-Year-old Dead - Another Negligent Discharge

 Local news reports

Authorities say a 12-year-old Modoc boy died late Saturday after he accidentally was shot in the chest.

Kyle Duane Fisher II was wounded shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday in a home, according to a media release issued by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.

Emergency personnel arrived and found a 12-year-old male — later identified as Fisher — who had received an injury from “an accidental discharge of a firearm,” the release said.

Efforts were made to resuscitate the victim at the scene. He was pronounced dead at St. Vincent Randolph Hospital in Winchester.

According to the report, Mitchell A. Gilliland, 36, told officers he “was placing a rifle in a gun cabinet when it discharged, striking the victim in the chest.”

A preliminary investigation by the sheriff’s department and the Randolph County coroner’s office “indicates that the event was accidental in nature,” according to the release.

Kyle Fisher would have been a seventh-grader at Modoc Union-Senior High School this fall, according to an obituary.

His survivors include his father and seven siblings.

Day One at the George Zimmerman Trial

Yahoo News with video

One of the most anticipated murder trials in recent memory began with a torrent of profanity from the prosecution and a knock-knock joke from the defense. 

The state of Florida’s case against George Zimmerman began on Monday with the expected debate about whether the man who shot and fatally wounded 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012 committed murder or acted in self-defense. What was not expected was a bit of forced humor, which fell jarringly flat.

The lead defense attorney, Don West, declared early in his remarks that “sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying” and then ventured a joke. He confessed it was “a little bit weird” to do so and asked the jury to avoid holding the joke against the defendant.

Then he went ahead.

“Knock, knock,” West said, stunning both the jury and the assembled onlookers.
“Who’s there?” he answered himself.
“George Zimmerman.”
“George Zimmerman who?”
“All right. Good. You're on the jury.”

There was barely a reaction.

“Nothing?” West said, in genuine surprise.

This was met with some nervous laughter.

It was a deeply strange way to open a trial about a killing that has rattled and vexed an entire nation. The death of Martin, on his way home from buying candy at a local convenience store, has touched a national third rail, launching arguments and protests about race, gun laws and civil rights.

Later, after a lunch recess, West apologized. “I really thought it was funny,” he said. “Sorry if I offended anyone.”

A clunky start struggled to find footing as West slogged through a long trail of evidence that lasted more than two-and-a-half hours. The argument meandered, and West admitted as much.
“I don’t know if you follow what I mean,” he told the jury at one point.

Mississippi No Longer the Worst State for Kids

The Kids Count report ranks the well-being of kids in the U.S. (AP)

Yahoo News

There’s good news for the children of Mississippi; their state is no longer the worst place to be a kid. That’s because a new set of annual rankings on children’s welfare says New Mexico has dethroned Mississippi's perennial hold on the bottom ranking of the Kids Count list.

For the past 24 years, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has used a series of 16 indicators to rank the well-being of children in all 50 U.S. states. This year’s edition is the first to not place Mississippi at 50 out of 50 on the list, citing gains in health and education. However, Mississippi is still No. 49 on the list.

The foundation also noted that a third of Mississippi’s children continue to live in poverty. By comparison, 13 percent of New Hampshire’s children are listed as living at or below the poverty level.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts finished at the top of the children’s well-being list.

“While we are not where we need to be, the fact that our child and teen death rate, along with some decrease in the percentage of children without health insurance has been helpful,” Mississippi Kids Count Director Linda Southward told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal.

There also appears to be an overall improving trend in the South. Louisiana, which was 46th on the list, is the only other Southern state to finish in the bottom five. However, the Southwest has fared less well—three of the bottom-five states are New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Criminals in Charge: The Not So Law-abiding Gun Owners in the NRA's Leadership

NRA board member Ted Nugent

The Examiner

The NRA leaders like to speak on behalf of law-abiding gun owners and they often argue that any infringement on gun owner's freedoms, including background checks or limits on the types of guns that can be purchased, are unfair burdens placed upon lawful gun owners. However, the NRA's objections may stem in part from the fact that many members of the NRA leadership are not in fact law-abiding gun owners. The NRA board is populated with a smattering of criminals whose objection to gun laws might be rooted not in their concern for law-abiding gun owners, but their desire to protect fellow criminals. Let us meet the criminals in high places within the NRA's leadership:

Harlon Carter: Murderer, Former NRA President and architect of the Cincinnatti Revolution within the NRA

Ted Nugent: Serial poacher and wannabee presidential assassin

Don Young: And you thought Sarah Palin was bad?

Larry Craig: Does the NRA board let him have his own bathroom?

David Keene: NRA President and road rage's poster father?

Manny Fernandez: Proof that outlawing guns does not keep guns out of criminal hands

Bob Brown: Accomplice to multiple murders?

The NRA leadership is unqualified to speak on behalf of law-abiding gun owners

Given that the NRA leadership is populated with a number of men who have been convicted of criminal activity or have been implicated in serious violent crimes, up to and including murder, they are in no position to speak on behalf of law-abiding gun owners. Murderers, murder for hire facilitators, serial poachers and other criminals lack the moral authority to lecture the nation on how to protect law-abiding citizens from the "bad guys" with guns. Some of the "bad guys" with guns are sitting on the NRA's Board of Directors, and it is about time the "good guys" (without guns) do something to stop them. Congress can continue to cower in fear of the NRA or they can stand up and do something to stop the "bad guys" with guns from bullying the nation into submission yet again. 

Has anyone else noticed The Examiner has been using a better caliber of author lately?  

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.

Recent Shootings in Gun Friendly Virginia

New Orleans Quadruple Shooting at Soldier's Going Away Party

New Orleans 5-Year-old Dead - Mom Arrested

Lawful Maryland Gun Owner Accidentally Shoots Cyclist Passing By his House

Local news reports

The shooting happened at about 7 p.m. in the 1200 block of Summerfield Drive when a man was loading his gun inside his house when it accidentally fired, Herndon police said. 

The bullet exited the house and struck a passing cyclist in the abdomen area. The cyclist was transported to the hospital.

The man who discharged the weapon has been identified as 49-year-old John Albers, of Herndon. Police said Albers didn’t know the cyclist and that the shooting was accidental. 

Albers has been charged with willfully discharging a firearm in a public place resulting in bodily injury.

This is a good example for Kurt, who seems to be having a hard time understanding that the world isn't simply divided between good guys and bad guys. Up until the moment of this irresponsible and criminal act, Mr. Albers was one of the many law abiding responsible gun owners, the ones who make us all safer. Then, suddenly he became a criminal.

It's not fair to him, to Albers, to say that because he committed a criminal act he was a criminal. Even now he's only charged with a crime. But, before the negligent action, he was one of the good guys.

As I've explained many times, the group called "good guys" is plum full of irresponsible and negligent idiots as well as out-and-out law breakers who just haven't been caught yet.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Wild Shootout in Gun Friendly North Carolina - 5 People Shot

Ohio is a Top Supplier of Guns to Other States

The Wall Street Journal

Federal data released this week show that 1,601 guns legally bought in Ohio last year were linked to crimes such as robbery and murder in 36 other states.

Another 5,375 guns stayed in Ohio and were linked to crimes in 2012,  based on the data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The stats show Ohio also was a top contributor to gun-related crime in other states in 2011, with about 1,700 guns showing up in crimes in 38 other states.

Law enforcement and gun-control advocates say it's no surprise.

"People know they can come to Ohio, get a gun and take it someplace where there are tougher restrictions," Columbus Deputy Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said. "It happens at gun shows in the sticks and through underground schemes on city streets."

The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence says the state has too many loopholes for gun ownership that serve as a "beacon" for a gun-trafficking market. The law doesn't require background checks for all gun sales, and the state doesn't keep track of who buys them. Violent misdemeanors, such as domestic violence, don't disqualify someone from making a firearm purchase.

Now that last bit is interesting. Domestic violence misdemeanors don't disqualify Ohio wife beaters from buying guns legally. I could swear our pro-gun commenters had claimed otherwise.

I guess I'll have to adjust my stereotyping of the southern states to include Ohio.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.

Father of Gun Violence Victim Heckled at Rally

I invite the pro-gun commenters to express their support of this guy's class act - the heckler I'm talking about.

Madonna: Guns Don't Kill People, People Kill People

No Audio Testimony in Zimmerman Trial

FILE - This June 20, 2013 file photo, George Zimmerman listens as his defense counsel Mark O'Mara questions potential jurors during Zimmerman's trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Fla. Judge Debra Nelson said Saturday, June 22, 2013, that prosecution audio experts who point to Trayvon Martin as screaming on a 911 call moments before he was killed won't be allowed to testify at trial. Nelson reached her decision after hearing arguments that stretched over several days this month on whether to allow testimony from two prosecution experts. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Gary Green, Pool, file)
Associated Press/Orlando Sentinel, Gary Green, Pool, file - FILE - This June 20, 2013 file photo, George Zimmerman listens as his defense counsel Mark O'Mara questions potential jurors during Zimmerman's trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Fla. Judge Debra Nelson said Saturday, June 22, 2013, that prosecution audio experts who point to Trayvon Martin as screaming on a 911 call moments before he was killed won't be allowed to testify at trial. Nelson reached her decision after hearing arguments that stretched over several days this month on whether to allow testimony from two prosecution experts. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Gary Green, Pool, file) 

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