My comment under article on a local news site about the intensifying furor over the Trayvon Martin shooting; a site where my comments are, a lot of the time, deleted, so I reproduce them here.
It's scapegoat season. The "Fast and Furious" ATF scandal (300 dead now and counting, most of them Mexican citizens) was the warm-up and now this is supposed to be the knock-out punch. Obie and Hildog have been promising our "friends" (I apply that term with the utmost sarcasm) at the "United Nations" (should be "United Against America Nations") that they would be stripping us taxpaying citizens of our 2nd Amendment rights along about now, with the next step being to make sure none of us is able to obtain a firearm for self-defense.
Since "Fast and Furious" was likely fashion ditz Valerie Jarrett's idea, it didn't work -- although in terms of a body count, the results were of course spectacular.
This current fiasco, even with its corrupt underside hanging out for all to see, seems like it stands a better chance for success.
I know that gun sales in the US have been astronomical this year; they have in fact been increasing every year for about the last 4 years. (Hmm....) Ruger, the firearms manufacturer, suspended orders for this fiscal quarter because they could not keep up with the demand.
If you value your right as a free citizen to legally keep a firearm for your own defense, it's not enough to sit on the sidelines and hope the situation settles down pretty soon; stay up-to-date on the issues and vote in your best interests, for whoever will work to maintain your rights. Stay in touch with your Congress things to make sure they know how you feel.
Do you think any of this is really about poor little Trayvon? Don't be fooled. I feel sorry for the stupid kid and his family, don't get me wrong. But he's no more a martyr than our President is a messiah.