Skip to comments.President Clinton Hopes Trayvon Martin Case Leads to Reappraisal of 'Stand Your Ground' Laws
Posted on 04/02/2012 10:30:24 AM PDT by bgill
Former President Bill Clinton said the "tragedy" of the killing of Trayvon Martin should cause a re-thinking of the "Stand Your Ground" law. "There are different stories being told," the former president said, "so the first thing I have to say is that it's important to find out the facts."
Clinton continued "but to me, beyond the incredible personal tragedy- this young man was not armed, he clearly presented no threat to anybody's life
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Tell it to Vince Foster Bubba, tell it to Vince Foster.
Former Presidents need to learn to sit down and shut-up. President Bush seems to be the only one who has class and intelligence enough to know what “former” means.
If Trayvon was on top of Zimmerman, I don’t see that stand your ground has anything to do with it. Disoriented from blows to the nose and head with someone on top you saying “Now you’re gonna die”? There was no means of retreat. If that is what went down, Zimmerman’s only choice was to fight him off any way he could.
“this young man was not armed, he clearly presented no threat to anybody’s life”
Unless it would be the armed neighborhood watch captain that Martin sucker punched, then continued beating and tried to take his concealed carry weapon.
But other than just that one guy , yeah. Bill is right.
I'll buy that!
Do we know absolutely that he was “absolutely” unarmed (no knife??) AND not strung out on drugs OR drunker than a skunk???
re: “If Trayvon was on top of Zimmerman, I dont see that stand your ground has anything to do with it. Disoriented from blows to the nose and head with someone on top you saying Now youre gonna die? There was no means of retreat. If that is what went down, Zimmermans only choice was to fight him off any way he could.”
I completely agree with you that this case, in reality, has nothing to do with “stand your ground” - I just think the liberals are trying to use this to turn public opinion against right to carry and stand your ground laws. I think this is the left’s true target - not the racial thing (although they’ll use it to their advantage, too).
Blowjobbilly starts by saying we don't know the facts...so let me give you my opinion...lil' Trayvon presented no threat, so that racist white, spic bastard...
when is the indictment on Spike Lee and the Black Panthers for terrorist solicitaion of murder for hire coming down ? .....
waiting ......waiting ....waiting for justice, obviously justice and Law enforcement has failed , time to arm thyself
Whether Martin was armed or not does not matter. A threat to one’s life can be present without a gun. An ‘unarmed’ MMA kickboxer IS a threat to someone’s life as much as a gun is.
A 98 pound weakling might have only one chance to save his/her life through the use of deadly force with a firearm against such a threat. And that would be before any blows are landed, because by that time it would be too late.
Yo, Slick, buy a vowel.
A few years ago Trevon Martin might have been helping Barry bring you your coffee, but that was then. In real life he was smashing the back of Mr. Zimmermans's head on the sidewalk.
As liberal as the state of Washington is, it has reasonable gun laws. You can use deadly force if necessary to stop a felony anywhere that you might be, and whoever it may be against.
If some guy is trying to steal a lady’s purse you can shoot him if he doesn’t stop. Although I imagine as soon as you pulled a weapon he would stop.
Agreed, this would be self defense anywhere.
about 1/3 of murders are blunt force trauma, soon congress will feel the need to pass a helmet law requiring all non-blacks to wear helmets in public at all times in order to qualify for Obamacare coverage
this young man was not armed...
Fists of a younger, agressive assailant can be quite dangerous and even deadly. Just ask the vicims of the black community's knock-out game.
The entire Democrat Party is misreading this situation SOOOOOOO badly.
Why do you suppose Charles Bronson became a huge international movie star? (hint: it was not his prowess as a thespian nor his good looks)
It’s because the vast majority identified with his character, given the times they were living in.
The Dems are really setting a bomb to go off in their faces here.