Several Congressional Black Caucus members have introduced a resolution that memorializes 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and calls for the repeal of controversial gun laws that allow shooters to claim self-defense.
The resolution states that the February shooting of Martin “sets a horrific precedent of vigilante justice and compromises the integrity of the legal system.” It also says assailant George Zimmerman’s “unfounded assumptions and racial bias led to the use of deadly force.”
The CBC feasts on “unfounded assumptions and racial bias.” It could not exist without them.
As for their resolution, it’s a four-page affront to sound thought.
“As the Department of Justice continues its thorough investigation into Trayvon Martin’s untimely death, it is time for us as legislators to look at the troubling ‘Stand Your Ground’ law, which has enabled George Zimmerman to remain free,” CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) said in a statement.
They’re literally not even waiting on the investigation’s results before jumping to conclusions.