Well I think we now see the real reason for all the hype over Trayvon Martin/ George Zimmerman, while ignoring other worse shootings nationwide…….the real reason? Another excuse to pass gun control legislation, that why all the hype or an unfortunate incident. Another reason to meddle in State affairs, such as concealed carry laws? A law for a teen that was taking drugs, robbing people, getting expelled from school, breaking into houses, and trying to kill people? a law to keep people from protecting themselves in public from this type person? Is that what we want?
Tracy Martin, the father of killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, said to legislators during a Wednesday appearance on Capitol Hill that he’d like to see his son’s name attached to a measure that cracks down on right-to-carry gun laws.
“I think 50 years from now, when I’m dead and gone, I would like to see Trayvon Martin’s name attached to some type of statute, amendment, that says you can’t simply profile our children, shoot them in the heart, kill them and say you were defending yourself,” he said, to the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys, United Press International reported.
He’d like to see his son’s death lead to reforms in stand-your-ground laws, he said, UPI reported.
Other attendees at the gathering, meanwhile, said black America was reeling from the trial and wanted change.
Rep. Frederica Wilson said black males “are angry,” UPI reported. “They have a hole in their heart for all kinds of societal issues that impact black boys that I am so familiar with.”