Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Michael Dunn, like all "responsible" Gun Owners, is the True Victim

"I’m the victor, but I was the victim, too."
Michael Dunn was not convicted of murder of Jordan Davis. Dunn was convicted of several lesser related homicide charges and will serve some time in prision.

While there are many similarities between the murder of Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin the one that most starkly places the Firearm Fondlers and Gun Nuts view of the Second Amendment, Stand Your Ground and Open/Concealed Carry into doubt is this;

Dead Men tell no Tales.

Justice can not be served if killing the other person involved in an incident means you are free to go.

If Jordan Davis' friends had not escaped with Dunn shooting at their fleeing vehicle, then Dunn would have been free to spin any bullshit harrowing tale of his near murder at the hands of 3 black Thugs which he thwarted because of his trusty firearm.

And conservatives in the Right-Wing Internet Fart Bubble would have spent the last 16 months scrounging around for anything and everything to smear the murdered victims as well as inventing massive fantasy tales of what had happened to justify the murders, as they did with Trayvon Martin.

Perhaps, if Dunn had appointed himself a "Neighborhood Watch Captain" he'd be free today to set up a "boxing" match with DMX.

Even so at the trial Dunn testified he felt threatened and injured because he had previous eardrum damage as the result of scuba-diving and the loud "thug music" was causing him physical pain. So he ordered them to turn down the music and when they disobeyed him he retrieved his firearm and enforced his will; the will of a murderer.

There is a confluence of events going on in America. It's often attributed to the demographic and culture changes sweeping across America. Conservatives who have been standing athwart history yelling stop are seeing their efforts lose at the ballot box, Courtrooms and overwhelmingly in the court of public opinion. So they are increasingly turning to the Bullet Box. As perpetrators of violence and oppressors, conservatives are seeing the slow tide of civilization pass them by and they are getting frightened and angry.

Angry and Frightened people lash out.
"[B]ut you know I was thinking a lot about this today and I was like I’m, I’m the victim here. I was the one that was being preyed upon and I fought back. I got attacked and I fought back because I don’t want to be a victim and now I’m in trouble. I refuse to be a victim and now I’m incarcerated." Michael Dunn.
Now, Dunn probably wouldn't have gone in for this confrontation if Florida didn't have a Stand Your Ground Law but, he definitely would not have began this confrontation if he didn't have a gun to back him up.

Stand Your Ground, whatever the intentions of the people who crafted it and the politicians who voted for it, is being used to justify murders and overwhelmingly are used to by white defendants to kill minorities. And despite the lies foistered by World Nut Daily, American Stinker and other conservatives in the Right-Wing Internet Fart Bubble, African Americans do not benefit from Stand Your Ground laws

An Armed Society isn't a Polite Society it's an Aggressive, Paranoid Society with in which everyone from gangbangers to aggrieved doughy middle-aged white men view certain areas as Free Fire Zones.

I'm more than a week late on this issue as most everyone in the "on-line" community has moved on to the Ukrainian Crisis, Arizona's attempts to legalize discrimination, or the antics of the Chicken Hawk, Child Raping, Draft Dodging, Racist Coward, Conservative Rock Star Ted Nugent.

Eugene RobinsonTa-Nehisi Coates, Tonyaa Weathersbee and other African-American writers have voiced their much more pertinent views and covered the ramifications of Dunn's verdict for themselves and the African-American community in general.


Andrew Acista said...

Michael Dunn should have known better. The only people guaranteed to get away with killing unarmed black youth are abortion doctors and white cops.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Oh certainly, Andrew, The reason George Zimmerman was lionized by Conservatives was because of all those Abortions he got away with.

And Dunn wasn't convicted of murder AA so yes he got away with it too.