In a statement mailed to members of the Tea Party Nation, the group had this to say:
Support the creation of local organizations to act as ‘neighborhood watch’ for schools. Had George Zimmerman been at the front door instead of some mechanical card reader those children would still be alive.
Only in the minds of Tea Partiers is the killer of a 17 year old unarmed black teen considered a hero. George Zimmerman didn’t save anyone from anything. And although no one knows exactly what happened that night, we do know that Zimmerman followed Trayvon Martin and, eventually, put a bullet through the young teen’s chest.
In the Tea Party’s rush to say something stupid, it forgot that George Zimmerman also profiled Trayvon Martin because he was black. Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza was white. It is certainly true that George Zimmerman, had he been present, may’ve killed the Sandy Hook killer, but only if he had he been black. But at the sight of a white man at the door, or window, Zimmerman’s reaction probably would’ve been to rush and open it.
And herein lies part of the problem with America. People like Zimmerman are in such a rush to profile black teens, many of whom are unarmed, that they miss actual threats like Adam Lanza.