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

By Prachi Gupta

Published February 19, 2014 5:15PM (EST)

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."

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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