Trayvon Martin’s Dad: Americans Love Guns More Than Our Children’s Lives
February 26 marks two years since Florida teen Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman. Appearing on MSNBC’s Politics Nation with Al Sharpton on Tuesday night, Trayon Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, said that the pain of his son’s loss has not abated in the past two years. He also criticized America for not caring as much about the death of his son and others as much as they do about their right to access firearms.
“It hurts today like it did 729 days ago, man,” Martin told Sharpton. “And it’s sad to say that I feel as though this country actually values guns more than they do our children’s lives.”
“As far as being peaceful, man, we continue to be – you know, God say, you know Trayvon, I really don’t think that Trayvon can rest unless we continue to be peaceful,” he concluded.
Watch the clip below, via MSNBC:
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