The Trayvon Martin shooting wasn’t the first time that anti-gun New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Main Stream Media (MSM) picked the bones of a national tragedy for political advantage.
Now every anti-gun zealot in America is trying to use the Trayvon Martin incident to repeal pro-gun laws, such as Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law.
The New York Times, the MSM gold standard for anti-gun causes — put it this way:
“As the [George Zimmerman] case proceeds, the Stand Your Ground law should be on trial as well. It has invited gun owners to flirt with vigilantism…”
In other words, anti-gun zealots would take us back the “bad ol’ days” in 2003 — when a 78 year-old man was taken through the wringer by the legal system because he shot a man breaking into his trailer.
Or a 71 year-old-man was almost destroyed by the legal system because he used a gun to defend his 63 year-old friend against thugs who were trying to rob him.
In fact, in the four years for which we have statistics since the Stand Your Ground law was passed in Florida, homicides have dropped by 16.1%.
This is faster than the national average.
This means that many — perhaps hundreds — of Floridians are alive today because criminals have had to pause before robbing or killing them.
And, in most cases, they have had to pause not because a victim pulled a gun, but because the killer didn’t know whether or not the victim had a gun.
But make no mistake about it: Florida will be the test case to see whether anti-gunners can use the threats of riots and lynching’s to force repeal of America’s pro-gun laws.