Surprise! President Obama thinks that not-murder is a fine justification for more gun control:

President Obama called on the nation to honor Trayvon Martin a day after George Zimmerman was acquitted of his murder by asking “ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence.”

His comments came as family members of Zimmerman and Martin, as well as pundits, celebrities, and court observers had strong reactions to Saturday’s not guilty verdict, with those reactions taking various forms — from joy and outrage to Shakespearean references and calls for peace.

“I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son. And as we do, we should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in our own communities,” Obama said in a statement on Sunday.

Let me rephrase my intro. A jury found George Zimmerman not guilty because he acted in self-defense, which means we need more gun control to stop not-guilty people like George Zimmerman from acting in self-defense.

No more evidence is needed that gun control is for Democrats what it has always been for them: A way to disarm their intended victims.

UPDATE: For a taste of the race-baiting to come, I have a little something for you at The Tatler.