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What’s wrong with this picture?

Posted by on August 4, 2012, at 9:21 pm

On July 31, Democratic State Sen. Lena Taylor posted this photo to her Facebook page.

As noted in the photo, that’s Sen. Taylor posing with Trayvon Martin’s Mother at the Rainbow Push Coalition Conference in Chicago, and unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know who Trayvon Martin is.

What’s shocking to me is that Sen. Taylor thought it appropriate to pose for a picture with a woman whose son was gunned down by a firearm-wielding man, considering this is the same Lena Taylor who voted to enact not only the new law allowing for concealed carry of firearms in Wisconsin, but also the so-called “Castle Doctrine” law that led to the shooting death of 20 year-old Bo Morrison.

In my opinion, Lena Taylor has no business posing in any photos with anyone whose life has been impacted by gun violence, because Lena Taylor has proven through her voting record that when it comes to guns and gun violence she’s part of the problem – not part of the solution.