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 ?
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