Tag Archives: Stand Your Ground

Priorities: Dem Sen. Dick Durbin’s Senate Gun Trial to Feature Ghost of Trayvon Martin

After a government semi-shutdown, the disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov and the looming budget crisis coming again in January, you’d think the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate would reserve his limited time and resources to focus on fixing these critical issues the federal government has already messed up.

You’d be wrong.

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Anti-Gun Group Runs False Fact PSA Against ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

The ad features a partial re-creation of the encounter between Zimmerman and Martin–partial, because it skips from Zimmerman following Martin to Zimmerman standing up as Martin lies dead on the ground. So we don’t see Martin jumping Zimmerman, bloodying his nose, knocking him to the ground, jumping on top of him and pounding Zimmerman’s head repeatedly into the pavement. An objective person would consider those to be serious omissions:

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Ted Cruz To Conservative Donors: Do Not Respond To Democrat Dick Durbin on ‘Stand Your Ground’ Position

Hearings on “stand your ground” will be held in Florida. That was decided after the Dream Defenders successfully demanded hearings on the law and Florida Republicans agreed. Sen. Durbin, who is chair of the Senate Judiciary’s subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, will hold hearings on “stand your ground” in September. Unsurprisingly, no hearings on the subject are expected on the GOP controlled House side.

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Libs: You have a ‘duty to retreat’

But, this isn’t a perfect world. In more liberal states, like New York, the Laws of Nature are minimized by the Laws of Man, and you don’t have a right to protect yourself, your family, or property without making some accommodations for the evil-doer - See more at: http://tonawanda-news.com/opinion/x1912999926/Stand-Your-Ground-beats-Duty-to-Retreat-laws#sthash.TquOeS1i.dpuf

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