Stevie Wonder is scheduled to appear at Thompson Boling Arena November 10. The news of his concert may have come as a surprise to those who heard his promise to not perform in Florida, here in Tennessee, or anywhere there is a "stand-your-ground" law.
This promise was made in reaction to the Not Guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman case.
Fast forward to 1 minute, 15 seconds to hear his promise.
For the record -
1. Tennessee has a "Stand-your-ground" law. Here is the text:
(b) (1) Notwithstanding § 39-17-1322, a person who is not engaged in unlawful activity and is in a place where the person has a right to be has no duty to retreat before threatening or using force against another person when and to the degree the person reasonably believes the force is immediately necessary to protect against the other's use or attempted use of unlawful force.
(2) Notwithstanding § 39-17-1322, a person who is not engaged in unlawful activity and is in a place where the person has a right to be has no duty to retreat before threatening or using force intended or likely to cause death or serious bodily injury, if:
(A) The person has a reasonable belief that there is an imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury;
(B) The danger creating the belief of imminent death or serious bodily injury is real, or honestly believed to be real at the time; and
(C) The belief of danger is founded upon reasonable grounds.
2. "Stand-your-ground" did not apply in the Zimmerman case. Massad Ayoob, a well known, well respected expert witness has this to say:
Maybe Wonder has realized that limiting himself to states without "stand-your-ground" laws would cut into his budget, since about half the states have this law.
After all, for leftist elitists, there is always a strong dichotomy between their desire to make money, and promote a socialist agenda (which must, by its very nature, include citizen disarmament).
Thanks to Guns Save Lives for the video link.