Stories like these sway folks about 2A and gun rights more than some guy OC'ing and getting arrested for disorderly conduct (not gun charges):
Police: Vicki Bolling dies after shot several times by her husband, Bill Bolling charged with first degree murder | wtsp.com
Son Arrested In Father's Deadly Natomas Shooting - Sacramento News Story - KCRA Sacramento
These stories are read by millions nation and world wide. The local yahoo's that get arrested for OC'ing legally get 24 hours worth of local fame and nobody even hears or talks about it except for us and the Brady Bunch.
And of course Zimmerman is prominently displayed almost every day on CNN.com
These stories are in the national news or links to them from national news sites everyday.