The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has released a new video urging viewers to “stand up to ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws” the controversial self-defense laws made infamous by the role they played in Trayvon Martin’s killing and the subsequent trial of his assailant, George Zimmerman. The PSA dramatically reenacts Trayvon Martin’s murder notably through the use of actual audio from the 911 calls made that night. For the ad’s most brutal, and moving imagery, make sure you watch through to the end.
What do you think of this ad? Is the use of the Trayvon Martin case appropriate or exploitive? What’s your position on Stand Your Ground laws? Let us know in comments.