I’m a bit late with tis one, but the issues raised by the Trayvon Martin shooting aren’t going away any time soon. This country seems forever trapped in the surreal nexus of race, guns and fear that ended Martin’s life. At one point in the frenzied national discussion that followed, the part the hoodie worn by the young man played became a point of contention, temporarily overshadowing the conversation we should be having about our absurd gun laws. As if this nation’s ineffective patchwork quilt of laws, in which guns are allowed to be carried openly by virtually everywhere almost everywhere, weren’t insane enough, a number of states now allow gun-toting paranoids to shoot at will, so long as they claim they felt threatened. In Florida, seeing an unarmed black man wearing a hoodie evidently qualifies as fearing for one’s life. Let’s go all the way down that rabbit hole and just criminalize hoodies. But leave the guns alone.