George Zimmerman, Off The Hook
The George Zimmerman trial was about much more than race. In fact, while everyone was talking about racial issues surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin, the jury was guided by metastasizing Stand-Your-Ground laws. You need look no further than the jury instructions to find the power of the NRA and ALEC.
The defense in the Zimmerman trial was able to put the burden of proof on the victim, Trayvon Martin. The question became, what had this unarmed teenager done to scare an armed man who was following him, not, why did the armed man follow and kill the unarmed teen? The guy with the gun had more legal protections than the unarmed kid. What would happen if we expanded these gun rights even further? That's where Shoot-em-up Charlie comes in.
If you dig a little deeper, you'll find there are cases that are even more awful than the Zimmerman case. While Shoot-em-up Charlie takes the lead on this cartoon, stick around at the end to listen to a truly disturbing 911 call from a man about to put these new laws into action.
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