We marked the seventh anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin this month. Even after George Zimmerman's acquittal, plenty of groups and people use falsehoods, propaganda and faulty narratives about what happened that night to advance their own causes. This includes people who should know better, including presidential hopeful Kamala Harris.
On that fateful night seven years ago, Zimmerman found himself on his back with Martin bashing his head against a sidewalk. Fearing that the crazed teen would kill him, Zimmerman shot his attacker once in a clear-cut case of self-defense.
Initially, police declined to pursue charges against him, but then the race-hustlers and the media got involved. Soon the frenzy surrounding the case grew to unprecedented levels. The anti-gun political left gave us a stream of propaganda, histrionics, and defamation regarding Zimmerman. The physical evidence would prove beyond a doubt that Zimmerman acted lawfully, yet some continue with the false narrative that he killed a poor, young, unarmed teenager who was destined to become a pilot.
What's more, the anti-gun media did their best to perpetuate the false narratives as well. NBC even went so far as to doctor the evidence. All in an effort to tar Zimmerman as a racist murderer in the court of public opinion.
Thankfully, the jury didn't bite on the multitude of misinformation submitted by the prosecution, and acquitted Zimmerman of all charges.
Yet, all these years later, the anti-gun left continues to use Martin's death to attack Americans' right to armed self-defense. Presidential hopeful, Democrat Kamala Harris tweeted this on the anniversary of the shooting:
It’s been seven years since we unjustly lost Trayvon Martin. His tragic death was not just a moment in history — it sparked a movement and his legacy continues to live through our fight for justice. We must be better than this.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 26, 2019
"Unjustly" lost Trayvon Martin? Maybe Harris was too busy getting stoned listening to rap music to remember the facts of the case.
And then there is Moms Demand Action.
Seven years ago today, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed while walking home from a Florida convenience store. His killer was exonerated by the state's "stand-your-ground" law, which promotes a "shoot first, ask questions later" mentality. pic.twitter.com/qujV2TKNIS
— Moms Demand Action (@MomsDemand) February 26, 2019
Never mind that in the real world, "stand your ground" didn't even enter into the case. It wasn't used by defense attorneys. Zimmerman's case was a classic "back against the wall" self-defense. Or, more specifically, back of the head against the sidewalk self-defense.
Michael Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun
Control Safety got in on the act as well.
Trayvon Martin had dreams of being a pilot or working as a mechanic in aviation, but he was shot to death seven years ago today while walking home: 17 years old, unarmed and Black.
— Everytown (@Everytown) February 26, 2019
Indeed, prudent Americans should commit to honoring the anniversary taking our own proactive steps to protect ourselves from violent criminals like Trayvon Martin.
After all, the only thing that stops bad people with evil in their hearts is a good guy with a gun.