Skip to comments.Biden: Trayvon Martinís Death Should Spark Gun Law Debate
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 states Stand Your Ground statute.
Its important that people be put in a position where their Second Amendment rights are protected, but that they also dont, as a consequence of the laws, unintendedly put themselves in harms 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 theres this overwhelming additional security in the ownership and carrying concealed and deadly weapons I think its the premise, not the constitutional right, but the premise that it makes people safer is one that Im 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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I think “Fast and Furious” was what our comedian in chief was talking about.
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?
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.
Biden’s mental capacity should start a mental health debate....
Biden’s head should start a hair plugs debate......
Ha ha we think alike, FRiend
I wonder if he would feel safe if the secret service protecting did not have guns.
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.
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