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Biden: Trayvon Martinís Death Should Spark Gun Law Debate
The Blaze ^ | 04-01-12 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 04/01/2012 11:20:10 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA

Vice President Joe Biden said the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin should prompt a debate about gun laws, particularly the state’s “Stand Your Ground” statute.

“It’s important that people be put in a position where their Second Amendment rights are protected, but that they also don’t, as a consequence of the laws, unintendedly put themselves in harm’s way,” Biden said in an interview broadcast Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

Biden, a former chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said any such discussion would be a state issue, not a federal one. Still, he expressed doubt over the idea that carrying a gun makes people safer.

“The idea that there’s this overwhelming additional security in the ownership and carrying concealed and deadly weapons…I think it’s the premise, not the constitutional right, but the premise that it makes people safer is one that I’m not so sure of,” Biden said.

George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer, has claimed self-defense in shooting Martin, who was unarmed. Zimmerman remains free, claiming protection under “Stand Your Ground,” which permits using deadly force rather than retreating in a fight.

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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I think “Fast and Furious” was what our comedian in chief was talking about.


41 posted on 04/01/2012 2:35:51 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He’s like a magnet, always pointing the same way. Local law enforcement officers shouldn’t carry guns, either? Just in case the UN has to move in?


42 posted on 04/01/2012 2:50:01 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: jwalsh07
Please Joe, get the Prince to go there. Romney may not be able to turnout the gun guys and gals but you and the prince certainly can.

My thought, exactly.

So far, everything seems to be backfiring on Obama and the Dems. Sandra Fluke? Boomerang - as the "ordinary law student" turns out to be a 30-year-old feminazi activist who matriculated for the sole purpose of pulling a political stunt. Trayvon Martin? The "innocent young kid" turns out to be a violent teen thug with gold teef, tatoos and attitude - plus a string of high school suspensions for serious misbehavior. And now the tyrant-wannabees of the Obama Administration want to make this election a referendum on gun control? Please, make our day!

If nothing else indicates that the Obamists inhabit a parallel universe, these three examples prove it.

43 posted on 04/01/2012 3:16:04 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Lazlo in PA

Biden’s mental capacity should start a mental health debate....

Biden’s head should start a hair plugs debate......


44 posted on 04/01/2012 3:36:13 PM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: flatfish

Ha ha we think alike, FRiend


45 posted on 04/01/2012 3:42:10 PM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I wonder if he would feel safe if the secret service protecting did not have guns.


46 posted on 04/01/2012 5:06:37 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: Lazlo in PA

The fact that morons like Biden, Obama and both Clintons could be elected proves the need for a literacy and mental competency debate before letting Democrats vote.


47 posted on 04/01/2012 5:17:05 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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