A permit to carry a concealed gun does not make you a cop. Utah's "stand your ground" law is not a license to use deadly force in self-defense except in very narrow circumstances. People who carry firearms in Utah should remember those things.
We mention this in light of the sad case of Trayvon Martin, which has focused attention on "stand your ground" laws in Florida and elsewhere. He's the 17-year-old Florida kid who was shot to death in February by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch member with a concealed carry permit. Zimmerman believed that Martin looked suspicious. He followed Martin, who was walking. A confrontation occurred, and Zimmerman shot Martin in the chest.
Zimmerman claims he fired in self-defense after Martin pummeled him to the ground. Martin's family disputes that. They say he had done nothing wrong and was carrying nothing more dangerous than Skittles after walking to a 7-Eleven.