Even though by now it’s abundantly clear, based on witness statements, that Stand Your Ground had no bearing on this case, the narrative continues:
- Rep, Dennis Baxley feels the need to explain why he wrote it, despite the fact that his law plays no role on this case.
- USA Today thinks it’s a recipe for tragedy.
- The Tampa Bay Times thinks the law needs to be ditched before the next tragedy.
- Bloomberg says the gun industry is to blame. But remember, MAIG isn’t a gun control group.
This stopped being about Trayvon Martin days ago. The media is now in a full court press to blame the laws, despite the current witness testimony that essentially reveal that Martin was on top of Zimmerman before the shooting occurred. Duty to retreat is not at issue here. It can’t be at issue. Zimmerman had no means of retreat. The entire question, as I have said since the beginning, will hinge on whether Zimmerman is faultless.