"The moral of the story is don't go hassling strangers
#43 | POSTED BY PEGASUS AT 2018-07-22 07:06 PM | FLAG: "
But isn't that exactly what the shooter did?
The dead guy, or his girlfriend, parked in a handicap parking bay - not right but not an offense carrying an immediate death sentence.
From the video the shooter clearly choses to object to where they have parked and approaches the vehicle and argues with the woman. He has initiated the hassling, to use your terminology. The dead guy sees his girlfriend being verbally attacked, leaves the store and pushes the guy away, hard enough to put him on his butt. Under the stand your ground law, is the dead guy not entitled to defend his woman and his vehicle?
Would the shooter have initiated conflict if he was not carrying a gun? Did he not know that his action could result in him using his gun? Punk coward, again to use your terminology, may well be an apt description of the shooter, or maybe he genuinely feared for his life. None of us know.
But I do know that a law which prevents the shooter from having to convince a jury of his peers that what he did was appropriate under all the circumstances, is either a bad law, or a good law badly applied.