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Dayton says Trayvon Martin case strengthens his resolve on gun laws(America's dumbest governor?)
pioneer press ^ | 7-17-13 | Administration Propaganda

Posted on 07/18/2013 11:23:47 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday that the Florida case involving Trayvon Martin's death in a scuffle with a neighborhood watch volunteer has stiffened his opposition to efforts to expand cases where lethal force is presumed legitimate.

Dayton commented on last weekend's acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Martin in 2012. Dayton said while he isn't privy to evidence jurors in the case saw, he personally believes Zimmerman "went way beyond what was called for in the situation."

He tied the case to proposals recently before lawmakers to expand Minnesota's stand-your-ground law in which people can use reasonable, potentially deadly force to defend themselves, their home or dwelling. A bill he vetoed in 2012 would have included hotel rooms, tent, cars and boats. Backers say potential victims of crime shouldn't have to retreat from aggressors.

Dayton said the Martin case underscores the need for limits.

"We have to use common sense here. People have the right to protect themselves. On the other hand, we have a sanctity of life that I think we all believe in," Dayton said.

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: banglist; blackkk; dayton; florida; georgezimmerman; guncontrol; marx; minnesota; mn; secondamendment; skittles; trayvon; trayvonmartin
"we have a sanctity of life that I think we all believe in,unless you're still in the womb."
1 posted on 07/18/2013 11:23:47 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

How much and what type of security does a gov have?


2 posted on 07/18/2013 11:25:27 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party


3 posted on 07/18/2013 11:26:29 AM PDT by molson209
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To: TurboZamboni

I guess having your head repeatedly bashed against concrete isn’t enough reason for self defense, according to this dope.
It’s an old saying, but I’d rather be judged by twelve than carried by six.


4 posted on 07/18/2013 11:28:07 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: TurboZamboni
"America's dumbest governor."

Well, I wouldn't exactly call him that. On second thought, yeah I would.

5 posted on 07/18/2013 11:29:22 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: TurboZamboni
America's dumbest governor?

Mark Dayton has finally found something at which he can excel.

When he was a U.S. Senator, he had competition from the likes of Patty Bin Murray and Joe Biden for the title.

6 posted on 07/18/2013 11:29:25 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: molson209

AKA

Dumb For Life

Dumb F@@@in Leftists

etc


7 posted on 07/18/2013 11:29:40 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: TurboZamboni

You cannot outlaw the right of self-defense.


8 posted on 07/18/2013 11:30:03 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

Right, a natural right.


9 posted on 07/18/2013 11:32:17 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: TurboZamboni
Whenever libs appeal to ‘common sense’ you know it's anything but.
10 posted on 07/18/2013 11:34:10 AM PDT by JPG (Obama Does Egypt.)
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“...America’s dumbest governor...”

I am more and more convinced that those going into politics are clustered into the left side of the Bell Curve. I don’t know whether or not it always was that way, but given the academic slackers pretending to be intellectuals whilst holding lib arts departments hostage - and given that our political class is not exactly inclined to pursue difficult subjects in college, methinks that the unfortunate result is demonstrated daily by comments from our congresscritters, government officials, and the MSM.

Quite simply, their low intellect is painfully obvious, and fewer and fewer folks respect them.


11 posted on 07/18/2013 11:35:02 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: TurboZamboni

He’s just pissed because with his history of mental problems, he couldn’t own a gun if he wanted to.


12 posted on 07/18/2013 11:35:35 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Of course it would have been much better if St. Trayvon had just continued pounding
Zimmerman's head into the concrete until his skull cracked and his brains poured out.

That way no evil guns would have been used.

/s


13 posted on 07/18/2013 11:35:59 AM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: molson209

DFL party = Dumb F’in Liberal Party.


14 posted on 07/18/2013 11:38:23 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Vigilanteman

“America’s dumbest governor?”

He would have to compete with Jerry Brown for that distinction.


15 posted on 07/18/2013 11:42:57 AM PDT by chrisinoc
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I lived in California when Reagan was president and Brown was governor (the first time). He attained an illusion of competence because the national economy was recovering so fast.

Brown would have to contact a serious case of dementia to even compete with Dayton in the dumbness contest.

16 posted on 07/18/2013 11:57:56 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: TurboZamboni

Zimmerman was supposed to respect the “sanctity” of Traythug’s life while Traythug beat Zimmerman’s head into the ground until he died. This dumbazz governor thinks that if Zimmerman had just asked nicely, Traythug would have stopped?


17 posted on 07/18/2013 12:03:34 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Vigilanteman

“Brown would have to contact a serious case of dementia to even compete with Dayton in the dumbness contest.”

I have met Brown several times and suspect there is something wrong with him. Someone told me he had no idea what a corporate balance sheet was...eight years after he left office the first time.


18 posted on 07/18/2013 12:18:25 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: TurboZamboni

Hey Dayton, STFU crazy eyes!


19 posted on 07/18/2013 12:49:10 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: molson209

There must be something in the water in Minnesota that screws up their people’s minds


20 posted on 07/18/2013 1:59:59 PM PDT by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Governor Jim Beam strikes again.


21 posted on 07/19/2013 11:56:50 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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22 posted on 07/29/2013 7:33:12 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: molson209
Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party Mafia

Fixed it for you.

MN-DFL is an organized criminal enterprise masquerading as a political Party. They should be shut down under RICO.

Not even remotely kidding.

23 posted on 07/29/2013 7:35:45 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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"We have to use common sense here."

How refreshing it would be if ANY of these whack-job libs had even a speck of common sense.

24 posted on 07/29/2013 8:06:33 AM PDT by JPG (Obama Does Egypt.)
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