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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

In Senate hearing, federal gov tries to weigh in on states' self-defense laws

In reality, of course, if the gun-haters in Congress find any leverage they think might be exploited to force the states to repeal SYG laws, Tenth Amendment be damned, they will jump on it without hesitation, Durbin's aide's assurances notwithstanding. And states must Stand Their Ground against such usurpations. [More]

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Anonymous said...

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) has already introduced a bill to "leverage" states to repeal Stand Your Ground laws. States that retain SYG would experience a 20% cut in federal aid. There is no Castle Doctrine exception, so you would have a legal duty to retreat, not only from a mugger or carjacker, but from an intruder in your own home. She said that she proposed the bill "because of what happened to Trayvon." Both the defense and the prosecution in that case said that SYG had nothing to do with the shooting. But then, this is the same congressperson who visited the Jet Propulsion Lab and asked NASA if the Mars Rover had photographed the flag that Neil Armstrong planted on Mars.

Anonymous said...

Trayvon Martin never seemed to get into any serious trouble when he was in the custody of his first stepmother. But then his father dumped her and moved in with yet another woman, and the kid was passed around from one relative to another before ending up with his biological mother, who had not been involved with him for fifteen years. It was then that the trouble (truancy, theft, vandalism, drugs, and assault) started. Instead of attending a Congressional hearing and testifying against "stand your ground" laws, Trayvon Martin's mother (and father) should be in jail for child neglect and for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.