(HOUSTON CHRONICLE) — Samuel L. Jackson has been left baffled by the tragic case of Trayvon Martin but insists Americans must retain the right to bear arms.

Martin, 17, was shot dead by neighborhood watch coordinator George Zimmerman in a gated community in Florida in February, and the case made headlines around the world as the teenager was unarmed.

Zimmerman was not initially arrested as he claimed he acted in self-defense under the state’s “stand your ground” law after Martin attacked him, but he was later charged with second-degree murder and released on bail.

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