Thursday, March 29, 2012

The NRA and "Stand Your Ground"

As senseless as the Trayvon Martin killing is the real culprits are the lawmakers of Florida and the lobbyists of the National Rifle Association. Without easy, legal, access to guns and a concealed carry permit Zimmerman wouldn't be patrolling his gated neighborhood with a gat. Without the ridiculous "Stand Your Ground" law he couldn't claim self-defense.

For my first point NRA nuts will say "But if guns were illegal then only criminals would have guns." And they are right of course. If you look at countries that have strict gun laws they still have a high rate of gun-related crime. Oh, wait. It's actually just the opposite.

As for my second point, racists will say, "But if we can't use our own prejudices to claim fear how can we legally justify shooting unarmed minorities?" To which I have no response.

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