Stand Your Ground PSA Reenacts the Night George Zimmerman Shot Trayvon Martin Using 911 Audio

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The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has put out an anti-Stand Your Ground ad by reenacting the events of the night George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin by using audio from the 911 calls made as the events unfolded.

Real-life audio from that night is played over footage featuring actors portraying the events in what is aimed to be a shocking PSA.

Naturally, the comments on the YouTube page have been disabled.

The idea for the ad comes from producer Floyd Russ, who said he got the idea for it on the night of Zimmerman's not-guilty verdict.

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, a nonprofit, raised $5,000 in one week to cover production costs.

The aim of the ad is to move and motivate people to ask legislators to repeal Stand Your Ground laws.

And its goal was to be vivid -- showing the events through the eyes of those who witnessed it firsthand, using the actual 911 audio superimposed over slow-motion, shadowy, dramatic reenactments.

The shock value of the ad is clear, which seems to be the group's purpose -- not so much for the sake of shock alone but to paint a vivid picture of what it sees as a tragedy.

"These are laws that are causing human tragedies, and that's what we are trying to show," said a rep for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. "This is something that not only affected the Martin and Zimmerman families but those who either saw or heard the events unfold."

The video can be seen on the group's website, which urges people to sign a petition to have lawmakers repeal Stand Your Ground.

The PSA itself ends with the slogan: "Our laws should protect victims. Not create more."

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frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

what others see - Tim Fischer, former Australia deputy prime minister, criticized the National Rifle Association and asked Australians to avoid the US as a way to put pressure on its Congress to act on gun control.

"Tourists thinking of going to the USA should think twice," Fischer told the Herald Sun. "I am deeply angry about this because of the callous attitude of the three teenagers, (but) it's a sign of the proliferation of guns on the ground in the USA. There is a gun for almost every American."

smdrpepper
smdrpepper

Very powerful.  And to all of those who keep saying Zimmerman did not use the Stand Your Ground defense, it has been proven by the interviews of the jurors that it was the primary reason they let him get away with murder.

Jeremy Jensen
Jeremy Jensen

really?? a case that stand your ground wasn't used. Why not the kid who was sued by his attacker on a school bus because he hit back. Stand your ground WAS used in THIS case and helped the little boy. Why only harp on a case that it wasn't used in or that it is only about guns? Why not the TRUTH it covers everything

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