Clinton Invokes Trayvon Martin at Florida Rally to Push Gun Control

This week, at a rally in Sanford, Florida, Hillary Clinton invoked the shooting death of Trayvon Martin to buttress her argument that tougher gun laws are necessary to address the “epidemic of gun violence” in America.

“When I think about keeping Americans safe, obviously I think about terrorism,” Clinton said. “But I also want to protect Americans from the epidemic of gun violence that is stalking our country.”

“I cannot come to Sanford without talking about Trayvon Martin,” she added. “It’s heartbreaking that this young man all he did was go to a cornerstone, bought a pack of Skittles and walked back home in the rain. And his life was cut short.”

Martin, 17, was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman on Feb. 26, 2012 in Sanford. Although Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder by a jury of his peers, the case ignited a national firestorm over race relations (the media falsely reported that Zimmerman was racist and white, even though he is a mixed-race Hispanic man) and Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law, which allows one to use force, including deadly force, in any place one has a lawful right to be if one reasonably fears death or great bodily harm.

Based on the facts of the case, there was little doubt that Zimmerman acted within the purview of the law the night he shot Martin. The 17-year-old was allegedly on top of Zimmerman, punching his head into the ground when Zimmerman drew his weapon and fired, killing Martin.

Clinton’s false narrative that Martin just bought a pack of Skittles and was gunned down by a vigilante for no other reason is gravely misleading. One can argue that Zimmerman may have been overzealous in his willingness to follow and confront Martin, but once the confrontation turned physical (apparently Martin was the aggressor) and Zimmerman reasonably feared for his life, he had the right to defend it — and that is what the jury concluded when it found him not guilty. It should also be noted that both the DOJ and FBI investigated the incident. Neither agency found sufficient evidence to indict Zimmerman on charges related to the shooting.

Yet, it appears Clinton ignores the facts of the case and the criminal actions of Martin. For her, the shooting death of Martin is a rallying cry for rolling back the rights of law-abiding gun owners.

“Thirty-three thousand people a year die from guns and we’ve got to do a better job, my friends,” she said, not bothering to explicate that two-thirds of them are suicides and one-third are homicides.

“You see, I believe we have a fundamental human — even a moral obligation — to protect our children no matter who they are or what zip code they live in,” Clinton continued. “We have a moral obligation to reduce gun violence and that will require us to stand up against systemic racism and promote justice and equality and criminal justice reform.”

Nothing in the Zimmerman case suggested that he was motivated by racism on the night of the shooting. Nothing. The media injected racism into the case, specifically NBC, which creatively edited Zimmerman’s 911-call to the dispatcher to make him appear racist. Once again, Clinton is propagating a false narrative.

“Something is wrong when young people, just starting their lives are dying. Something is wrong when so many parents live in fear that their child will be hurt or killed going to the movies, sitting in a first grade classroom, attending a Bible study, the list goes on,” said Clinton.

“This has nothing to do with the Second Amendment and responsible gun owners,” Clinton said, as if her “solutions” to combat violence — bans on black rifles, magazines holding more than 10 rounds, etc. — won’t impact those of us who exercise our right to keep and bear arms.

What Clinton clearly doesn’t understand is that making legal firearms illegal is infringement. It’s unconstitutional to ban firearms and accessories in common use.

“There is no conflict, no conflict between the Second Amendment and common sense gun safety measures. I am willing with your help and the help of responsible gun owners to stand up to the gun lobby and bring about changes to saves lives,” Clinton said.

Clinton wants us to turn on the NRA, the very group that’s leading the charge to preserve the Second Amendment and our fundamental right to self-defense.  She wants us to willingly give up our firearms and embrace the revocation of laws that protect those who use reasonable force to stop an attacker.  Why?  Because like all anti-gunners, she believes that you are more safe when you are less free to defend yourself.  If that sounds crazy, that’s because it is crazy.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • gary December 16, 2016, 2:35 pm

    after all that has gone past, she is still on streets just like a two bit hooker that doesn’t know when to stop. She needs to be in JAIL!!!

  • Joe McHugh November 5, 2016, 9:22 pm

    Hillary Clinton was addressing the American public in an oblique way. She was actually aiming her remarks at the Black Americans. Indications from the large American cities are that Black Americans are not all that motivated to vote for a White woman. Hillary was simply appealing to the Blacks who truly believe that George Zimmerman stalked Travon Martin and shot him in cold blood. Sadly, a large percentage of Blacks still believe the original charges that were brought against Zimmerman, in spite of the jury’s verdict.

    You might have noticed that the Hildabeast did not say that Zimmerman murdered Martin as a deliberate act of racism. What she did do was imply that very thing by well crafted prose designed to motivate the Black voters to turn out in larger numbers and vote for her next Tuesday.

    Political candidates and their advisors understand that many voters have wrongheaded biases or are unable to grasp the fact that the White Americans do not wake up every day thinking about how to oppress the Blacks. Most White Americans are too busy trying to earn their own way in life to focus on how they might hold minorities back. Not to rub salt into the wound, but many Whites lack a sense of social guilt in the plight of the Blacks. These citizens believe that each competent and healthy citizen should earn his or her own way. Using skin color as a crutch is an unworthy ploy.

    “…moral obligation…”? I admit to employing a moral obligation to lead a righteous life and I do my best to follow civil behavior. Never the less, I do not believe that the taxes that the government exacts from me to fund life-long welfare support for adults who are just as intelligent and healthy as I, are appropriate. I really don’t care if such laggards are White, Black, Yellow or Purple with large yellow polka dots. Yup, in a way, I am color blind.

  • chuck November 4, 2016, 9:02 pm

    Hillary mentioned the skittles but forgot to mention the Arizona drink and cough syrup which makes up a drink that gets em high. Funny when you don’t mention everything how it changes the story. Can you say 33,000 lost or destroyed e-mails.

  • BigC November 4, 2016, 8:56 pm

    Hellary proves once again there is nothing too low for her to invoke, to try to get even one more idiot to vote for her!!

  • Beachhawk November 4, 2016, 8:35 pm

    Hillary Clinton is a race-baiting liar who is trying to score political points and Sabrina Fulton is a mother capitalizing on the loss of her son. Her son, Trayvon Martin, was a teenage thug, over 6 feet tall and 180 pounds, who sucker punched George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain, knocked him down and was trying to bash his head into the concrete sidewalk when he was shot. He was not the angelic looking little 12 year old from the photo the press ran all over the country.

  • Charlie November 4, 2016, 1:15 pm

    I will give up my guns when the Clinton crime cartel give up their armed guards. And after I run out of ammo.

    • Walker November 5, 2016, 2:17 am

      Ditto. The clinton’s ,Obama, Bloomberg, sanders, many democrats already in office are progressive socialist = communist.

  • Leighton Cavendish November 4, 2016, 12:05 pm

    epidemic of gun violence that is stalking our country.”- no…epidemic of suicide maybe…epidemic of black on black shootings and killings maybe
    way more killed/eliminated by abortions…that is an epidemic
    way more illegals sneak in every year than are killed by guns…that is an epidemic
    way more die due to tobacco related diseases…that is an epidemic
    more die due to non-use of seatbelts…that is an epidemic
    gun sales and ownership are up…most violent crimes AND gun deaths…are DOWN
    do NOT include suicide numbers in with TRUE gun violence…not quite the same when the criminal and victim are the same person…like trying to say masturbation is raping yourself
    crime is up…in inner cities…most of those are DEMOCRAT enclaves…especially Chicago

    • William Jenkins November 4, 2016, 9:36 pm

      preventable deaths at the hospital are the number 3 killer in America over 250,000 a year.

  • Tom Horn November 4, 2016, 10:52 am

    “You see, I believe we have a fundamental human — even a moral obligation — to protect our children no matter who they are or what zip code they live in,” Clinton continued. “We have a moral obligation to reduce gun violence and that will require us to stand up against systemic racism and promote justice and equality and criminal justice reform.”

    AND… that’s why Obama and the Democrats passed the, “Safe Children’s Act,” after Sandy Hook, which provided armed guards to protect children in school. Oh, wait. That never happened. That was just what the NRA had proposed. Never-mind.

    Is she talking about the African-American racism, against fellow American-Americans, in the gun violence in Chicago? Oh, I guess they don’t live in the right zip code (a swing state) for her to care about. Never-mind.

  • Willy Roentgen November 4, 2016, 10:38 am

    Clinton is unaware or chooses to ignore the facts as found by the jury:
    Martin attacked Zimmerman,
    Martin was a thug, biased against “scary white crackers”,
    Zimmerman was defending himself,
    Zimmerman had not drawn his gun until after he was attacked.

  • gary November 4, 2016, 10:18 am

    Forgot to add he needed to be in jail with Hillary

  • gary November 4, 2016, 10:18 am

    Tray was a Thug plain and simple, he did not deserve to die but did deserve to be in jail

    • Kevin Olson November 4, 2016, 1:31 pm

      how can you say he did not deserve to die, how many people are beat to death every year I guess you feel that the person he was beating the crap out of deserved it and he should let someone kill him instead of defend himself. Get a life, he did deserve to die and he got what he deserved plain and simple.

    • Beachhawk November 4, 2016, 8:40 pm

      If a six foot, 180 pound man was sitting on your chest pounding your head into the concrete sidewalk, you might have a different opinion. Travon Martin got what he had coming.

  • Mister Ronald November 4, 2016, 9:49 am

    Trevon Martin was a gang banging thug that was only in Sanford because his own Mother could not control him.
    He was within a few feet of his Fathers back door and decided not to go in but to go around a building and sucker punch Zimmerman and bang his head against a concrete sidewalk to kill him.
    Martin was the aggressor and Zimmerman defended himself..
    All Martin had to do was go into the apartment and not stalk Zimmerman and he would be alive and able to punch out more bus drivers and break into more homes to steal people’s stuff while they were working.
    It does not take much to learn how bad Martin was and now Clinton is trying to portray him as a nice young man. She is just plain un-informed on what really went on that night.

    • perlcat November 4, 2016, 11:01 am

      She’s not “uninformed” She just doesn’t care about the truth. Hers is the political party of the bullshit anecdote, where they drive their politics by stories that are made up. The only thing that was correct in her story was his name. That’s why our healthcare system was destroyed — because a lesbian cannot afford ten bucks a month for birth control pills, and a couple of sisters shared dentures (which wouldn’t have been covered by medical insurance anyway), with a president who as a supposed lawyer could not tell the difference between liability and comprehensive auto insurance.It takes a lot of gall to stand up in front of a crowd and admit you’re that stupid — but apparently their crowd swallows it whole, so there’s that, I guess. To vote for, hell, to even agree with bullshit like this beggars belief, and should disqualify voting rights on the basis of being weapons-grade stupid.

    • Leighton Cavendish November 4, 2016, 12:10 pm

      Yep…he could have called the cops himself…could have had his female friend call the cops…could have had his dad call the cops…could have gotten his dad to go with with him …
      Trayvon had MULTIPLE options to avoid confrontation with that “crazy ass cracker” as I believe his female friend called him

  • marshall johnston November 4, 2016, 9:45 am

    ‘The Truth is what I say it is”

  • Huapakechi November 4, 2016, 9:01 am

    The boy “treyvon” would likely be alive today if MORE people were armed. The idiot presupposed that his victim wouldn’t be armed. A promising career of thuggery cut short by failing to realize the simple fact whites aren’t the only people to have concealed carry permits.
    Plenty more where that one came from.

  • Tyler Kent November 4, 2016, 8:40 am

    The Trayvon Martin case had nothing whatever to do with Florida’s “stand your ground” law. Zimmerman shot Martin in self defense as he was being attacked by Martin.

  • JiminGA November 4, 2016, 6:52 am

    Just one more Clinton lie. I couldn’t trust her answer if I asked her for the time.

  • Tom Horn November 4, 2016, 5:45 am

    I believe, as Ted Nugent pointed out after the T.M. self defense shooting, that the liberal media is stirring up racial tension/hostilities in this country.

    Mr. Nugent was one of the only people to speak intelligently, and without politically correct blinders on, after the shooting. His words are worth revisiting:

  • MR_22 November 4, 2016, 4:11 am

    All Trayvon did was go to the store and buy skittles and walk home in the rain? Oh, and he tried to beat the shit out of a guy he saw on his way home. He didn’t go straight home, either, but doubled back to attack a stranger. But, you know, that’s all he did. No big deal.

  • Will Drider November 3, 2016, 12:26 pm

    The FL Stand your Ground Law was not use or applied in te Zim/Martin Case. He was acquitted strickly on grounds of self defense. Moral obligation to reduce gun violence, NO. We have a legal obligation to uhold the Constitution.

    We know if her lips are moving, she is lying and more documentation of that fact surfaces every day! Hitlery, tat light you see at the end of the tunnel is a dim bulb in a prison cell.

  • SuperG November 3, 2016, 12:08 pm

    Wait, George defended himself from Trayvon trying to murder him. That mean she is saying that George should have been allowed to be murdered by Trayvon. My God, this is one scary woman!

  • DRAINO November 3, 2016, 10:24 am

    Less defense… more safe..?????? Hmmmm….just doesn’t quite make ANY sense at all. But what else do we expect from this horrible convict?

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