The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) is an “interesting” organization, with a penchant for calling those who disagree with them “insurrectionists.”
In other words, they’re as reasonable as anyone you’d expect to meet on a 72-hour psychiatric hold.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, that they’ve turned the most famous armed self-defense case of recent years completely upside down.
CSGV and other gun control groups are bizarrely using the Zimmerman case to attack “stand your ground laws” in 26 states, which simply state that someone under a life-threatening attack has no duty to try to retreat in any place they may lawfully be.
The simple fact of the matter is that George Zimmerman had no ability to retreat, as Trayvon Martin had knocked him down and was sitting on top of him. Neither the prosecution’s theory of the case nor the defense’s theory of the case had anything to do with Florida’s “stand your ground” law in any way, shape, or form.
The only time “stand your ground” was mentioned in the entire trial was one note in 27-pages of jury instructions, which simply noted the conditions in which ” stand your ground” could have been applied.
Put bluntly, gun control groups attempting to use the Zimmerman trial to attack “stand your ground” laws are being purposefully dishonest.
Does this come as a shock to any of you “insurrectionists?”