What if George Zimmerman had used a knife instead of a gun while Trayvon Martin was straddling him, pummeling him and beating his head into the pavement? The butcher’s bill might have been the same at the end of the night, because an upward stab to the chest can cause death just as quickly as a 9mm hollowpoint.
Would the politics of race have spun out differently if there were no gunshot in the background of the 911 call? Would cooler heads have prevailed if the national Gun Control Industrial Complex hadn’t sensed an opportunity to blame guns for the whole tragedy?
I’ll take a back seat here. What would have happened differently since that night, if Martin had died from a knife instead of a gun that night?