LaPierre made these comments during a major NRA conference in St. Louis on Saturday without actually specifically putting names to Martin or Zimmerman.
Although the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case has become a wedge issue between some whites and blacks, the issue of gun control has not been targeted, per se.
Yet, the “stand your ground” law in Florida is being scrutinized and the NRA is an advocate of this type of statute.
At the NRA event, LaPierre called the news media “a national disgrace.”
he NRA official said, “Everyday victims aren’t celebrities. They don’t draw ratings, don’t draw sponsors. But sensational reporting from Florida does. In the aftermath of one of Florida’s many daily tragedies, my phone has been ringing off the hook” with calls from reporters.”\