So what does Wal-Mart have to do with the murder of Trayvon Martin, an innocent child guilty of buying Skittles and an iced tea in Florida (and according to conservatives, also guilty of wearing a hoodie)?
Well thanks to their efforts, similar killings could happen in other states.
Wal-Mart, the largest shotgun retailer in America, chaired the ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) Criminal Justice Task Force. ALEC then adopted Florida's "shoot first" legislation, which Trayvon's shooter George Zimmerman is citing in his defense and has resulted - to date - in him not being arrested for the killing, as model legislation.
After being ratified by Wal-Mart, ALEC and the NRA has since taken this template, armed their lobbyists with it, and sent them into state houses across America to get it passed in a dozen other states.