A hit piece on Bob Owens from BearingArms.com came out in RawStory. Full of anger, very short on facts:
Donald Trump will join with his Republican colleagues Friday in addressing the National Rifle Association’s annual Institute for Legislative Action leadership forum. Bearing Arms, run by racist Bob Owens, is co-sponsor of the forum.
In October 2015, Owens suggested that “radical” Democrats will be hanged because they intend to “start a civil war” against Republicans and those who own guns, according toMedia Matters.
If that isn’t bad enough, Owens is most known for targeting the families of slain African-American youths Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis and Tamir Rice.
Just a few months after Martin was shot by George Zimmerman, Owens called him “a violent, drug-abusing thug who appeared to get off on hurting people” and “a semi-literate violent criminal.” He also slammed the upcoming musical about Martin’s life, saying that it would be “whitewashing a black heart” and which he called an attempt to “whitewash a thug’s death.”
Unless you are brain-dead or did not make your due diligence during the trial, Trayvon Martin was indeed a youthful criminal, screwing around with guns and doing drugs. There was even a report from the School’s Resource Officer where burglary tools and jewelry had been found in his backpack. And if you need any more confirmation on his character, while many cities had major demonstrations , well covered by the media, one small city is particularly absent: Miami Gardens, the hometown of TM and where he lived with his mom. You have to wonder why.
Just a year later, Owens went after Martin’s mother, saying that she had raised a “monster” and her support to abolish Stand Your Ground laws, like the example cited by a juror explaining Zimmerman’s acquittal, was really more about her own self-promotion.
Hmmm… wasn’t TM shipped to live with his father because Sabrina Fulton could not deal with his bad behavior? I seem to recall that being mentioned plenty times. Oh well, memories can be selective when writing hit pieces.
Owens declared a year later, “good people … will arm themselves against violent young predators like Trayvon Martin” because “any society that hopes to survive simply has no choice.”
And this is shocking because….?
After Jordan Davis was shot and killed, his mother, Lucy McBath, became an activist fighting Stand Your Ground laws. Owens claimed, “she has become radicalized, and now travels the nation attempting to strip law-abiding citizens of their most basic natural right as a human being, the right [to] bear arms for self-defense.”
Hey, I lambasted McBath not too long ago, how come I did not get accused like Bob? That is just racist!
The language in the Stand Your Ground law was included as an instruction to the jury in the Trayvon Martin case against George Zimmerman. Before that law was enacted, jury instructions were drastically different.
The author just discovered that water is wet! Yes, the SYG was included in the jury instructions because it is a standard set of rules to be used in all homicide cases. Just check around how many cases have been thrown out because of bad or incomplete jury instructions. And as for the jury instructions changing after SYG was introduced…well, Duh!
But I saved the best for last: The Comments! Here are some samples:
So we have penis jokes, physical attribute jokes, Redneck jokes, assorted anger-fueled rhetoric, I think one rabid invitation to a duel and the same guy explaining why Bob has anger management issues… OK.
Add some white make up, red noses and we have a train car full of clowns.