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South Park’s Cartman Learns About ‘Stand Your Ground’ in Zimmerman Episode

On Monday, we brought you the news that South Park would be tackling the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case in its new episode this week. While in the previous preview, we only saw a short clip of Eric Cartman running down his suburban Colorado street with a handgun, in a new clip released ahead of Wednesday night’s episode, the 4th grader learns about “Stand Your Ground” laws.

In the new preview, a gun shop owner hands Cartman a 22-caliber rifle and asks him what he intends to shoot with it. When the boy answers “a person,” the man tells you “you can’t shoot someone who’s threatening you just out on the street… well, unless of course you’re in a state that has a ‘Stand Your Ground’ law.”

“This is hopeless,” Cartman says. “How am I supposed to shoot Token with all these stupid rules?” For anyone unfamiliar with the show, Token is the only black character on South Park.

For the record, Colorado, where the show is set, does not have a “Stand Your Ground” law in place, so either Cartman will go ahead with his plan anyway or perhaps pay a visit one of the 26 states that does.

Watch video below, via Comedy Central:

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