Obama made a statement today regarding the verdict yesterday in the Zimmerman murder trial. Most of it is pretty unimportant to me, however one sentence stood out:
"We should ask ourselves if we're doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis," Obama said.
How is this applicable in the Zimmerman case? According to the verdict, Zimmerman was not criminally guilty in the use of his gun. So what gun violence is Obama suggested must be stemmed?
According to the evidence presented at the trial, Zimmerman was getting his skull bashed against the concrete by a young man. No gun involved yet.
Eventually Zimmerman was able to stop the bashing of his head by using his gun to shoot the young man. Now the gun.
So the gun violence Obama wants to stop is the non-criminal violence of self-defense?