Trayvon Martin Shooting Reenactment Ad Posted to Stop Stand Your Ground Laws

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  • In an effort to bring an end to the controversial Stand Your Ground laws nationwide, The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has put out a video reenactment of the night Trayvon Martin was killed.

    The nonprofit group uses the actual audio from the 911 calls that both George Zimmerman and a witness phoned in that night. People are depicted in hoodies lying on the ground after the sound of a gunshot is heard. The names are displayed of the more than 20 states that have Stand Your Ground laws in place.

    The group has also launched a website and a petition asking people to urge their state lawmakers to “oppose this immoral legislation.”

    “Stand Your Ground laws have essentially legalized murder. With this PSA, we hope to add to the nationwide push to repeal these immoral laws,” said CSGV Communications Director Ladd Everitt.

    The Stand Your Ground law allows a person to use deadly force as a means of self-defense, with no obligation to first attempt to retreat. After the Zimmeran shooting of Martin in February 2012, who was an unarmed African American teenager, the laws received national attention and much protest.

    Zimmerman wasn’t arrested initially because he used the law as justification for killing Martin. He was eventually tried and last month received a not guilty verdict of second-degree murder and manslaughter.

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    6 thoughts on “Trayvon Martin Shooting Reenactment Ad Posted to Stop Stand Your Ground Laws

    1. my classmate’s step-mother makes $82/hour on the computer. She has been without work for nine months but last month her check was $19388 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read more on this site ……….

    2. Apparently when 18-year-old De’Marquise Elkins shot and killed 13-month-old Antonio Santiago with a .22 bullt between the toddler’s eyes, while this innocent was sitting in a stroller, Elkins was merely ‘standing his ground.” Yep, those stand your round laws must go.
      “Only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity…’ —- Albert Einstein

    3. So I guess the BLACK woman who shot the BLACK man in Houston who lunged at her with a knife
      should have just allowed herself to be murdered or turned her back to run……an still be murdered

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