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Trayvon Amendment

Washington Times:

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."


Anybody else have a problem with the Federal Government changing the way it redistributes OUR tax dollars to the States so they can control what laws they pass??

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Stand Your Ground nothing to do with Trayvon or George

There are two possibilities put forth by the pundents:
1) Trayvon was stalked by and shot in cold blood. This has nothing to do with 'stand your ground'. You have to be being attacked in order to claim 'stand your ground'.
2) George was attacked and on the ground yelling "Help" with a young man on top of him. For 'stand your ground' to apply, you have to have the ability to retreat. Being on your back being beaten does not seem like the ability to retreat.

Now the truth is likely somewhere in betweek these two. The truth is still unlikely to have anything to do with 'stand your ground' laws.
But that's logic and logic never stops the gun-grabbers from doing anything to make guns or defending yourself illegal.

Wait let me get this

Wait let me get this straight. We as a nation can conduct preemptive war on countries that pose no threat to us but an individual can not defend him/herself when feeling threatend?

imagine that feds overturning

law that is common sense and constitutionally grounded like stand your ground.
thugs stop at nothing and exploit media hype to do their damage.

not a surprise.