Skip to comments.Schumer calls for federal probe of 'Stand Your Ground' laws after Florida shooting
Posted on 03/27/2012 6:25:27 AM PDT by Lazamataz
Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling on the Justice Department to investigate so-called "Stand Your Ground" laws following the fatal shooting of an unarmed Florida teen.
The law, a version of which was enacted in Florida in 2005, allows for individuals to use deadly force -- even outside their home -- if they feel threatened.
Since the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Republican leaders have called the killing a tragedy but argue that the law in question did not actually apply to this case.
Still, Schumer wrote in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday that the laws themselves should be investigated.
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now we get down to the truth of why Obama latched onto this. The feds are trying to void all the stand your ground laws nationwide. Laying the groundwork for the planned riots this summer.
Of course—Stand Your Ground laws adversely affect a reliable DemocRAT constituent group.
I don’t feel threatened by the law here in Michigan and I even wear a “hoodie” on a regular basis.
and what is the Constitutional basis of that inquiry, Chuckie?
Go ahead, make my day!
Putting the Democrats on record as being on the wrong side of this is one of the very best things that could happen to us for November.
This summer, you think? Probably going to be a scorcher.
I'm thinking during the election and especially after he gets his scrawney backside kicked out.
Is there anyone as slimey as Schumer? What a nasty man.
(Laz...we all need to laugh again. I hope you are inspired to come up with another humor article again soon. I am in Wisconsin, home of the craziest libtard socialists in the country, help!!!)
*memo to Chuckie....why do you think Charles Bronson became a major international star in the 70’s?
(hint: it was not his good looks nor his overwhelming thespian talents...)
They all are attempting to murder the guy and all of us. The media deserves punishment for starting race wars. More deaths are going to result from this not less and who will really be at fault....those who used propaganda to stir the pot.
CHUCK YOU dip wad! Focus on the continued effort to make NY a stink hole. Stay out of the south.
How about a federal probe on how a kid:
Caught with a screwdriver and lots of women’s jewelry in his backpack
Caught in an “unauthorized area” at school
Caught with drugs and a pipe in his backpack
Attempts an assault on a bus driver
...only gets a ten day suspension.
1. Is it just possible that deadly force really WAS needed here>
2. If it wasn’t, so what. A single fatal accident at an intersection does not make it a dangerous intersection.
Say it ain't so! He didn't look gay to me. Are you sure about that or is it just something you read on the Interwebz?
It's right there in the Tenth Amendment: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people, except, of course, if there is an expedient politicalized incident in which an anti-gun agenda can be pushed by a biased press and a neoCommunist Senator, who's primary function appears to be shredding the Constitution and Bill of Rights at every single turn."
Let them riot. Makes clear identification of our Enemies that much easier...
I still want to know who Schumer is on the phone with every morning at the crack of dawn 365 days of the year taking his orders from. The same orders Schumer then issues the talking points to the MSM for the day.
Wondering if the person has an accent, or is it a local call.