Must-see morning clip: If you shoot someone in Florida, you better kill him

Jon Stewart mocks the Michael Dunn verdict and Florida's gun laws VIDEO

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Must-see morning clip: If you shoot someone in Florida, you better kill him

Because we live “in a world where people can just shoot each other in a fight they instigated,” as Jon Stewart lamented on Tuesday night, a white man can shoot and kill a black teenager for playing his doggone music too loudly in an SUV, and then walk away without a charge of first-degree murder.

Michael Dunn, a sensitive-eared resident of the “batshit crazy” state of Florida, was found guilty of attempted murder of three surviving teens after a disagreement over “thug music” escalated into Dunn shooting at an SUV 10 times, killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

Though Dunn claims Davis exited the car and threatened him with a gun, police found no firearms in the car and witnesses did not see Davis with a gun.

The car sped away, with Dunn still shooting.

“How is Dunn standing his ground? It sounds like he was actually gaining ground — and he definitely killed someone!” exclaimed Stewart.

“So the message in Florida is pretty clear: if you fire a gun, you better fucking hit somebody,” he said, outraged. “Cause if there’s one thing Floridians won’t tolerate, it’s survivors.”

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