BREAKING: Michael Dunn Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Murder of Jordan Davis

I’m sure many of you are aware of the 2012 shooting in Florida where Michael Dunn claimed he was “standing his ground” when he shot and killed unarmed teenager Jordan Davis. While this story would have normally made headlines anyway, the attention given to it was amplified by the George Zimmerman case where he was […]

Vigilante Law Allows Man to Shoot Friend Ten Times in Back and Not Face Trial

In what seems to be a clear case of a law that has long left the tracks, a man who shot his old friend in the back ten times in a parking lot in front of several witnesses is not being charged. The state is Florida, so two guesses what the relevant law is. If […]

The Stupidity of Gun Fanatics: When Stand Your Ground Collides With Open Carry

Whenever there’s some kind of tragedy involving guns, it’s inevitable that the “gun debate” will dominate the news.  I’m not really sure what it is, but there’s something about guns that renders people who are otherwise sane to act completely irrational.  We have this belief in this country that guns are what keep us safe […]

The Connection Between Ted Nugent, Michael Dunn, and the Hung Jury

When people like Ted Nugent use racist slurs like “subhuman mongrel” and “gangster” to refer to black people (in this case, President Obama), they’re not just speaking out of their ass into a vacuum. It’s not just time to be offended that someone said something offensive, sputter some profanities about the rightwingers and then forget. We should not […]

Jordan Davis and the Case of Two Different Sets of Laws

Because we care so much, George “Child Murderer” Zimmerman reminds us that he’s the real victim – as manipulative child abusers are wont to do. But let’s refocus our energies and remember that Zimmerman got off clean under a legislative and judicial system that would have thrown the book at him if he had a […]

Florida Jury Hung on Michael Dunn Murder Charge, Finds Him Guilty on Four Other Charges

Most of you have probably heard about the Florida trial concerning Michael Dunn and the killing of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.  Another incident of a white man killing an African-American teenager. As basically everyone knows, Florida is now infamous for its “Stand Your Ground” law after Trayvon Martin was gunned down by George Zimmerman. Though George […]

Florida Man Claiming Self-Defense After Jumping Over Fence to Shoot 21-Year-Old Wearing Hoodie

Gun violence in America – it’s so rare, isn’t it?  But of course, guns have nothing to do with it, right?  I’m sure if the Florida man who’s claiming self-defense, after jumping over a fence to shoot his victim, didn’t have a gun – he still would have pursued the young man and killed him. […]

George Zimmerman Happily Tours Gun Factory as he Asks Taxpayers for More Money

In the “what the hell could he possibly be thinking” news department, George Zimmerman decided that he should tour the Kel-Tec Weapons facility in Cocoa, Florida to inquire about their production of a new lightweight “barely legal” shotgun. The Kel-Tec Shotgun, which can be seen here, is described as being “as compact as legally possible.” […]

Even Ben Franklin Agreed — The Constitution Isn’t All That, But We Are

The other day, after finally finishing a string of blog posts and needing to chill out and catch up on videos over the wifi at Dunkin Donuts, I caught an interview of Colin Quinn on The Daily Show. Quinn, a comic and former Saturday Night Live Weekend Update host, was on the show to promote […]

This New Orleans man shot an unarmed black teen 30 feet away. Is this the next Trayvon case?

Outside of the New Orleans area the Merritt Landry case has gone largely unnoticed, but it is shaping up to be the next case in which an NRA-backed “Stand Your Ground” law will be in the media spotlight. This case and the George Zimmerman case have some similarities, and it will very likely be picked […]