If you want to get the old blood flowing this morning, may I point you to this Ann Coulter column on guns, minorities and America.
She starts with Trayvon Martin case and takes us to the KKK and the Democratic Party using the common thread of gun control.
It’s a stunning rebuke of gun control advocates using the racist rational of Democrats through history. For example:
"Following the firebombing of his house in 1956, Dr. Martin Luther King, who was, among other things, a Christian minister, applied for a gun permit, but the Alabama authorities found him unsuitable. A decade later, he won a Nobel Peace Prize."
Or this classic Coulterism: "Contrary to what illiterates believe, the KKK was an outgrowth of the Democratic Party, with overlapping membership rolls. The Klan was to the Democrats what the American Civil Liberties Union is today: Not every Democrat is an ACLU’er, but every ACLU’er is a Democrat. Same with the Klan."
You will no doubt get your juices flowing reading Coulter’s column. But her concluding point is spot on: Those who think the take-a-way from the Trayvon Martin case is tighter gun control laws are taking a way the precise thing that best protects us in America from thugs and others who would do us harm.