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Highly Publicized Trayvon Incident Leading To Federal Power Grab

From Washington Times

House to vote on Trayvon amendment

By Stephen Dinan

House Democrats said Tuesday they will offer an amendment to push to overturn stand-your-ground self-defense laws in states like Florida.

The amendment, which would withhold some grants from states that have such laws, will come as part of the House's debate on the Commerce Department spending bill.

"'Shoot-first' laws have already cost too many lives. In Florida alone, deaths due to self-defense have tripled since the law was enacted. Federal money shouldn't be spent supporting states with laws that endanger their own people," said Reps. Raul Grijalva of Arizona and Keith Ellison of Minnesota, the two Democrats who are offering the legislation. "This is no different than withholding transportation funds from states that don't enforce seat-belt laws."

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No respect

Just further proof that the Federal government has no respect for States rights and the 10th Amendment.

"Loyalty's worth more than wealth...in a world where...people be all for self."