Trayvon Martin shooting sparks huge injustice against gun owners

March 29, 2012

Shame on The Sun throwing away its credibility on editorials such as "License to kill" (March 23). The Sun seems to have jumped on the bandwagon of emotion and hype regarding Florida's gun laws.

Like most anti-gun media, you use certain phrases and words to generate emotional responses while ignoring the facts because the facts refute your views.

Unfortunately, most liberal anti-gun advocates refuse to use hard facts and data and will revert to the most emotional issues every time.

How many lives are saved every year by those same "stand your ground' laws?" How many lives are saved every year by "castle doctrine" laws? How many lives are saved every year by the defensive use of handguns by licensed, law-abiding citizens?

People don't read about that because of what it may tell them. The Florida law respects the Constitution and justice.

As we have seen in the circus-like atmosphere of the Zimmerman-Martin affair, seeking vengeance and gun-control makes headlines, but a law-abiding citizen using a gun to prevent a crime that never occurs doesn't.

The Zimmerman-Martin incident is a tragedy that may have been avoided, but the outcry for vengeance shows that a huge hypocritical injustice is being perpetrated.

Steve Bonning

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