Put yourself in George Zimmerman’s shoes for a second. You’ve had to use your gun in a situation that you perceived (rightly or wrongly) to be a threat to your life.
As far as I can tell, Mr. Zimmerman has no firearms training outside what is mandated by the Florida CCW law (if I’m wrong, link it in the comments). More training might have told him that following a suspicious person is a very bad idea if you’re not a cop. More training would have warned hm that it wasn’t his job to detain Treyvon Martin, it was his job to keep his family safe. More training, and Treyvon Martin might still be alive and George Zimmerman would have his life back.
I am not advocating compulsory training. I am saying, though, that we practice and practice and practice hitting the bullseye. Maybe a little practice dodging legal bullets would come in handy as well.
Self-defense insurance costs less than $100 a year. NRA Personal Protection classes cost a bit more, but cover the legal issues of force in some detail. And if that’s not enough, there are firearms schools all over this country that train people how and when to defend their lives.
Heck, there’s even a website devoted to just to firearms training in Arizona!
Get. Trained. The life you save may be someone else’s.