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Trayvon Martin Gun Control Laws Attacking Stand Your Ground In South Carolina

Trayvon Martin Gun Control Laws Attacking Stand Your Ground In South Carolina

So-called Trayvon Martin gun control laws are still being supported by family lawyer Benjamin Crump, who has been traveling the nation campaigning against the expansion of Stand Your Ground laws in various states. At the same time, Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy martin, have been active in helping with the Trayvon Martin Foundation.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, a Trayvon Martin monument was created by an artist who is attempting to say that social changes have not yet advanced far enough since the Civil War. George Zimmerman’s lawsuit against NBC claims the company’s employees purposefully edited audio recordings to make Zimmerman sound like he was purposefully racially profiling Trayvon.

Now the family and the lawyer have long been using the tragedy of Trayvon’s death as a way to gain support for further gun control laws throughout the United States. This past fall the NAACP listed what they would like to see in a list of Trayvon Martin gun control laws:

  • Ending racial profiling;
  • Repealing stand your ground type laws;
  • Creating law enforcement accountability through effective police oversight;
  • Improving training and best practices for community watch groups; and
  • Mandating law enforcement data collection on homicide cases involving people of color.

This has created much controversy because, while they are specifically targeting the Stand Your Ground laws, George Zimmerman’s trial invoked standard self defense laws without needing to resort to using Stand Your Ground. Regardless, Tracy Martin has called his son a civil rights icon while attacking Stand Your Ground in public speeches. Even Mr. Crump, who should know better based upon being a lawyer, has also regularly attacking Stand Your Ground:

“When you think about these verdicts, when you kill an unarmed black child, you don’t go to jail. But when you shoot and you miss — attempted murder on the other occupants on the car — you get held accountable. Marissa Alexander, a black female in Jacksonville, Florida, she shot a warning shot on the ceiling. She says ‘Stand Your Ground,’ and she was convicted for 20 years. What message are we sending someone? Don’t miss? Is that what the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law means? Don’t miss? If you miss, you get off. If you kill a young black man, you go home. That’s just troubling.”

Recently, Mr. Crump took his message to South Carolina and Georgia in order to gain support from lawyers in the National Bar Association. Crump claims minorities need better representation and opposes the Protection of Persons and Property section of the South Carolina Code of Laws, which “allows a person to meet force with force including deadly force if that person is attacked in a public place and feels it necessary to use such force to prevent death or great bodily injury.” Crump has been working with the Trayvon Martin Foundation to win support for gun control laws:

“We just can’t kill everybody and say that it’s legal. At what point does it stop. … The problem is, we’ve got to do something about encouraging people to settle differences with guns. Until we started making a strong push, he was not even going to have to answer to killing this unarmed child. We’re making a push to get a more visible presence in the community, to get minorities in the profession.”

The Trayvon Martin Foundation just recently set up its permanent headquarters in the historically black Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens. In addition to politicial efforts, the Foundation provides services to help at-risk black males and works with parents who have lost children to violence, including the mother of Tupac Shakur. The university hosted a ceremony where Trayvon’s parents gave speeches where they said the Foundation was not just for African Americans.

What do you think about the so-called Trayvon Martin gun control laws?

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14 Responses to “Trayvon Martin Gun Control Laws Attacking Stand Your Ground In South Carolina”

  1. Regina Taylor

    YES. Travon Martin's LAW. It has a nice sound to it.

  2. Richard Stillman

    If you attack me, I will shoot you. If I have to draw my gun, I will shoot to kill. If you can act like a civilized human being, you will not have a problem. If you don't like it, learn to act like a civilized human being. Or avoid me.

  3. Jim Hanson

    It is ironic that gun control advocates are trying to promote a product based on a known thugster who attacked his victim, only to have his victim be armed and able to defend himself.

    That is what the record shows; there are far better examples than Trayvon Martin that could be used to promote this agenda. However, that would require some basic honesty about the incident and subsequent trial.

  4. Stanley L Hill

    Trayvon Martin is all the proof we need to push the stand your ground law nation wide. It would be better if parents would teach their children to respect human life and not to be criminals.

  5. Jeffrey Lafleur

    Marissa Alexander is a true victim here. Self defense dose not have to result in a justifiable homicide to be self defense. She should have never spent a day in jail.. Still rather upset over her verdict.

  6. Jennifer Granholm

    A good law would outlawing people of color (to borrow the NAACP phrase) from attacking people.

  7. Archie Loper

    This is a fundation! It's was set up so the fundation can't operate tax free. These two are disgusting. This is so Sabrina and Tracy(thug) Martin can't continue to jet setting around the country, stay in fancy hotels, eat fancy food and have nice clothes and be treated like a rock star all the while profiting of there dead thug son's name. They got a taste of the good life and don't want to give it up. I hope people can't see thru this fraud and don't donate 1red cents to these fraudster's. Tracy r Martin telling dads they need too step up to the plate is quite laughable! He's a ex-thug! I live in central Fl and were all sick of all of them. How can auneducated black man run a ?fundation? IF I set up a fundation that only catered to white makes I would be called a racist. This is despicable!!!!

  8. Archie Loper

    It was a black woman in a white mans court Angela Corey's court the same woman who tried hang George Zimmerman!

  9. Archie Loper

    I hate predictive text. All can't should read can't. White makes should read white males. A uneducated. If we ever need to figure out where the black race came from, take a hard long look at Benjamin Crump.

  10. Anonymous

    Stand Your Ground Laws or not…….doesn't matter……….if someone jumps me and starts banging my head into the cement, my reaction will be identical to George Zimmerman's except for one thing…..I would have 'DOUBLE TAPPED' him!!!!!!
    Semper Fi

  11. Andrew Branca

    Alexander left a non-deadly force argument, retrieved a gun, came back to the scene of the argument, pointed the gun at her husband and his two minor children, said "I got something for your ass," and fired a bullet past their three heads, thankfully missing and hitting the wall behind them. One of the children testified at trial that he thought they were all going to die.

    That's 3 counts of aggravated assault with a discharged firearm enhancement, period. Not even close to being self-defense, at all.

    You're welcome.

    –Andrew, Law of Self Defense