The anti-gun lobby has taken its battle to Florida. Now under fire is the Sunshine State’s Stand Your Ground law.
The lobby is using the Trayvon Martin shooting—the complete details of which we still don’t know—to generate an irrational fear of self-defense laws. Race hucksters Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson stoked emotions by injecting a racial element to the shooting that did not exist. President Barack Obama also chimed in and ratcheted up the rhetoric.
They did not care about Martin or his family. Their goal was to create a platform to gain support for their desire to restrict or remove guns from the hands of law-abiding citizens.
A Florida senator has introduced legislation to water down or repeal Florida’s law. Floridians need to step up and stop it.
But this now a national issue. House Democrats are seeking to withhold grants to States with Stand Your Ground laws. The gun grabbers never sleep.