Democrats withdraw Trayvon amendment

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    Democrats backed off of their effort Tuesday to offer a "Trayvon amendment" to pressure states to drop their stand-your-ground laws after learning it was likely to be ruled out of order under the evening's rules for debate on the House floor.

    Rep. Keith Ellison, Minnesota Democrat, said he will still try to force a debate at a more "appropriate" time in the future, saying action is demanded by the case of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager who police said was shot dead in a street encounter with a neighborhood watch volunteer.

    The Ellison amendment would have docked federal criminal justice grants to states that have stand-your-ground laws, which allow residents to use deadly force to respond to an attack without first having to retreat.

    Florida's version of the law has come under scrutiny after Trayvon's death. George Zimmermann, a neighborhood watch volunteer, has been charged with murder in the case.











    Democrats withdraw Trayvon amendment - Washington Times










    Demcrats telling the rest of us how we should live.











    :lol::lol::lol::lol:



    you're supposed to stand still and take your beating.
     
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    Yeah, the Democrats wage war on the concept of self defence.

    Amazing.
     
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    Wait and see what happens when Zimmerman is found not guilty!
     
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    That would get fugly, real fast.
     
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    hell you've been doing it all your life,why not.
     
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    Who has been doing what all their lives?

    Dude, put down the pipe and read what people say, not what you want them to say.
     
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    I'm certain that there are some perverse-minded people in this country who'd love to see it happen. :eek:
     
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    Then they're idiots.
     
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    It will happen again. Depending on the race of the person killed and the race of the shooter it may make headlines for months, it may not.

    Gun control is NOT the answer. Telling people they must run instead of defending themselves is not the answer.

    I don't have the answer. People have been killing people and robbing people since people met each other. Men write a lot of stupid laws while thinking they are saving the earth from extinction.

    I think if your life is being threatened by another person, you have a right to defend yourself and to kill that person with any weapon you may have whether that person is armed or not.
     
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    I know when this will change; when Christ returns.


    Till then I will pack some serious heat.
     

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