Obama Administration Exploits Trayvon Shooting to Push Anti-Gun, Race-Baiting Rhetoric
Establishment is creating the myth of white on black violence to take everyone’s rights
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones
Monday, April 2, 2012
The Obama administration, its supporters, and the establishment media are engaged in a transparent effort to whip up racial tension over the Trayvon Martin shooting in a bid to chill second amendment rights and polarize the American people as part of an election stunt.
In doing so they are manufacturing a race-baiting myth that threatens to cause genuine racial unrest – the notion that white on black hate crimes are a problem of epidemic proportion when in reality federal crime statistics prove that the opposite is true.
Despite a witness telling Sanford police that he saw Martin attacking George Zimmerman before the fatal shot was fired, clearly suggesting Zimmerman was acting in self-defense, the administration has exploited the tragedy to create momentum for the right to self-defense to be abolished altogether.
During a CBS News interview which aired yesterday, Vice-President Joe Biden said the incident would re-open debate on the “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law, while also flagrantly lying about the second amendment.
“The idea that there’s this overwhelming additional security in the ownership and carrying concealed and deadly weapons… I think it’s the premise, not the constitutional right, but the premise that it makes people safer is one that I’m not so sure of,” Biden said.
In reality, as Gun Owners of America documents, firearms are used 2.5 million times a year in self-defense. “Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every year — or about 6,850 times a day,” a GOA factsheet notes. “This means that each year, firearms are used more than 80 times more often to protect the lives of honest citizens than to take lives.” In the vast majority of cases, brandishing a firearm prevented an attack of crime, the statistics reveal.