It has always amazed me how otherwise (seemingly) rational human beings can reject all facts, forensic data, eyewitness testimony, and other evidence when they are completely committed to an idea that they hold dear.
Gun control supporters are one practitioner of this sort of cognitive dissonance. Conspiracy theorists (9/11, Sandy Hook, Illuminati, “chem trails,” etc) are another. People who still insist that Trayvon Martin was a “victim” who was “just walking home” or that he was “racially profiled” are equally immune to reality, but shockingly, enough of them exist to hold a small protest rally in Los Angeles:
An anti-gun violence and racial profiling rally was held Saturday in Crenshaw on the one-year anniversary of the controversial George Zimmerman verdict.
Zimmerman was acquitted in the murder of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin in Florida.
In Los Angeles Saturday, a large group of about 200 — including stars like Kobe Bryant — rallied for peace and justice.