Trayvon Martin’s Mother Running for Office to Push Gun Control

Sybrina Fulton, mother of the late Trayvon Martin, attends the National Action Network's annual convention, April 3, 2019 in New York City. A dozen 2020 Democratic presidential candidates will speak at the organization's convention this week. Founded by Rev. Al Sharpton in 1991, the National Action Network is one of …
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Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, is running for the position of Miami-Dade County commissioner with gun control as her top priority.

Neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman shot and killed Martin in self-defense on February 26, 2012. Zimmerman was charged and tried in the shooting, and on July 13, 2013, the Associated Press reported that he “was cleared of all charges.”

Fulton is now running for political office determined to push gun control.

The Washington Post quoted Fulton saying, “My time as a public servant began 30 years ago at Miami-Dade County. Since 2012, I have advocated tirelessly to empower our communities and make them safer. But the work is not done. I am proud to announce that I will run to represent District 1 on the county commission.”

The Post reports Fulton’s campaign manager indicating “[she] intends to keep gun-violence prevention at the top of her priority list.”

Fulton will be running against Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert III.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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