Skip to comments.Parents of Trayvon Martin Call on Florida Legislators to Reconsider Florida's Shoot First Law
Posted on 06/11/2012 12:17:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
LONGWOOD, Fla., Jun 11, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- --Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Noon -- Northland Church in Longwood, FL
On Tuesday, June 12, the Florida Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection holds its first meeting to receive public comment on the role of the state's Shoot First law in the killing of Trayvon Martin. During the meeting, Florida and national members of the Second Chance on Shoot First campaign will hold a rally to deliver over 340,000 petitions asking the task force and state legislators to reform or repeal the state's Shoot First law.
The Second Chance on Shoot First campaign is a coalition of civil rights leaders, elected officials, law enforcement professionals and other Americans committed to raising awareness about Shoot First and other unsafe and reckless gun laws. Today, Second Chance is more than a quarter of million Americans strong.
The Second Chance on Shoot First campaign coalition includes New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the NAACP, National Urban League, ColorOfChange, National Action Network, Lawyers' Committee for Civil and Human Rights and VoteVets. In Florida, partners include the Central Florida Urban League.
WHAT: Rally and Press Conference to deliver more than 340,000 petitions calling for the reform or repeal of Shoot First Laws to be delivered at Public Meeting of the Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection
WHEN: Tuesday, June 12th, 12 -- 1 p.m.
WHERE: Outside of Northland Church, 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, Florida 32750...
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Trayvon Martin is exactly why we need this law.
“Shoot First” law?
If that was true, there’d be WAY less thugvon martins.
We are in bizarro world.
Don’t do drugs you’ll end up like a thug and you’ll make your mother sad and
you’ll make your father mad. Don’t do drugs, drugs are bad. Don’t do drugs,
drugs are bad. And you’ll make your mother sad.
Justice for Zimmerman!
Zimmerman didn’t shoot first. Trayvon punched first, then beat Zimmerman’s head on the pavement second, third, fourth,...
Yeah, they want it replaced with the “Duty to Die First” law.
I T and skillets for everyone.
What a load. Someone needs to tell these two pixies that their 15 minutes are up.
Not much of a future in shooting second.
THIS IS WHY we need less internet time and MORE TIME AT comission and legislative meetings.
We must go to these events to drown out the lobbyists.
Remember the trial lawyers want to reinstate civil libility.
Wonder where these signatures came from? If you have a problem with Florida law; keep the hell out of Florida. Especially if you have criminal intent.
This comes from limiting self defense, and trying to twist it into our strange legal system. ‘Why did you shoot him?’ ‘I thought he was going to hurt me.’ That should be the end of it. But then it became ‘Well, couldn’t you retreat to a safe location?’ which then gave birth to the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law which said you didn’t have to..
End these useless and conflicting laws. Make self defense a valid legal defense and END IT THERE. Stop trying to make laws for every exception. Exceptions are...exactly that, exceptions.
Trayvon’s parents need to explain why there were traces of marijuana in their little 12 year old boy’s blood.
Let's face it -- these 'activists' don't like this law because it means that their 'good kids' might end up on the losing end of their 'young and wild' tendencies.
That's all there really is to it.
I thought Trayvon Martin was killed because of self-defense by George Zimmerman while being beaten on the sidewalk. Are they suggesting that self-defense laws be eliminated?
They support a “Die First” law...
Media will love the “shoot first” mis-characterization though.
Could it be because Trayvon's school suspensions, truancies, marijuana use, trespasses, backpack of jewelry, postings on his Facebook page, suspicious behaviour that night, and assault without mercy on George Zimmerman might all then become matters of record demonstrating the wisdom of SYG???
So his parents are admitting he attacked Zimmerman ?
Trayvon' parents? Trayvon had no parents.
That's what really got him killed.
I’m getting sick of hearing from these people! Where were they when their precious boy was alive? Letting him run all over the streets and turning into a real good thug. That’s where they were.
The pastor of Northland Church is Joel Hunter. Look up his background. Perfect example of someone in a Pastoral position being enthralled by Obama’s status. He is one of the “pastors” that privately councils Obama when he is on the golf course. He will give account to God.
How about calling on parents like themselves to discipline their children and keep them off drugs.
According to what Zimmerman has said, Martin was trying to get his gun. So it wasn't just the danger of being knocked unconscious by repeatedly having his head hit against the concrete sidewalk, but a real danger of being shot dead with his own gun.
But Zimmerman is guilty for walking around his neighborhood rather than staying in his vehicle. Or for not being at the movie theatre. Or whatever.
How many times do you have to let your head hit the pavement before you can put an end to it?
Is that anything like the "Make My Day Law?"
These hoplophobes are idiots. Howabout we ban hoodies instead?
Don't kid yourself, Zimmerman is in trouble not for what he did, but who he did it to.
After that, they are going to demand reconsideration of the shoot-while-your-head-is-getting-bashed-against-the-pavement law.
Trayvon's mother shipped him off to his father because she couldn't control him anymore and his father was too busy with his girlfriend to actually discipline the little thug. At the end of the day, crucifying George Zimmerman won't absolve you from the guilt you should be feeling from your failure to be parents and role models for your son.
In this case the rotten fruit was indicative of the tree it fell from.
If they’re spearheading this campaign, couldn’t we at least call it the “Shoot Trayvon First” law?
Jesse just called: Spearheading sure sounds a lot like spearchucking! LOL
Since 2005 in Florida there have been 7000 murders and 258 cases of ‘Stand Your Ground’.
And these liberal pukes gathering at Northland church want to take away your right to defend yourself.
Joel Hunter is a piece of work.
Well Said —
They should buy lots of Lottery Tickets.
Its stand your ground, not shoot first and I know where the maggots who wrote this are coming from!
He's in trouble because this happened in an election year with a desperate Halfrican president looking for an issue.
776.032 Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force.
The 90 year old war veteran husband was beaten and his jaw broken. He was shot in the face numerous times with a BB gun and sent to the hospital in critical condition.
The 85 year old partially blind wife was RAPED and then BEATEN TO DEATH.
Can you just imagine the pain, the humiliation, the horror that dear old lady experienced being gang raped by that pack of feral animals?
(the autopsy states she was raped. Dont think all of these animals didnt all participate)
And can you imagine the pain, the horror of that dear old husband having to witness this?
Mr. Strait died from his injuries last week.
Theres a lot more involved here than a home invasion and robbery.
WHERE ARE THE CHARGES OF A RACIAL HATE CRIME??
90 year old husbands jaw broken and shot in face with a BB gun numerous times?
85 wife year old semi blind wife RAPED and BEATEN to death??
Why does it take a foreign press to enlighten America as to this henious crime?
WHERE IS THE NATIONAL OUTRAGE?
Have they caught the rest of the gang of feral blacks who raped, tortured and murdered this elderly woman? Are they even looking? Not a word about it in the media.
Frankly I’m getting tired of defending myself from charges of racism.
Your comment isn’t helping my cause.
You should have it removed.
It would be interesting to draw a diagram of the family tree. It gets complicated.
Sybrina Fulton has two sons, one of whom was fathered by Tracy Martin.
Tracy Martin, the father of Trayvon, left his wife and son.
He took a second wife, Alicia Stanley. He left her recently (are they divorced?).
For several years, he has been visiting the home of Brandy Green, his “fiancee”, who has a 14 year old son.
Note: The media have totally ignored both Alicia Stanley and Brandy Green for several months. Tracy Martin seems to spend more time travelling with his first wife, Sybrina, now.
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