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McCain joins Obama in calling for review of 'Stand Your Ground' laws
NBC Politics ^ | July 21, 2013 | Michael O'Brien

Posted on 07/21/2013 4:15:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A top Republican joined President Barack Obama's call to review so-called "Stand Your Ground" laws in the aftermath of the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting of black teen Trayvon Martin.

Sen. John McCain, Ariz., a prominent Republican who's been known to break ranks with fellow members of the GOP at times, urged state legislatures to review Stand Your Ground laws in the wake of the Zimmerman trial, which became a national flashpoint for race relations in America.

"I can also see that Stand Your Ground laws may be something that needs to be reviewed by the Florida legislature or any other legislature that has passed such legislation," McCain said on CNN.

Asked whether his home state legislature should consider revising its own similar law, McCain said yes.

"I think that, yes, I do, and I'm confident that the members of the Arizona legislature will because it is a very controversial legislation," he said.....

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; banglist; guncontrol; johnmccain; loadurgunsboys; mccain; obama; secondamendment; selfdefense; standyourground; trayvon
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Who will primary him next time?
1 posted on 07/21/2013 4:15:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think Traitor Mc is running again.


2 posted on 07/21/2013 4:17:43 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FUJM!! TRAITOR!!


3 posted on 07/21/2013 4:18:35 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
McCain should join Obama in being legally reviewed.
4 posted on 07/21/2013 4:18:54 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Johnny, the tar pits have called, its time to send your dinosaur bones to preserved in the annals of history.


5 posted on 07/21/2013 4:19:33 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

6 posted on 07/21/2013 4:19:38 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: LyinLibs
I don’t think Traitor Mc is running again.

If only his mouth would get that memo

7 posted on 07/21/2013 4:19:42 PM PDT by digger48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama’s BFF.


8 posted on 07/21/2013 4:19:52 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain is known to break ranks with Repubs... Wondering when he’ll break ranks with democrats...


9 posted on 07/21/2013 4:20:38 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: LyinLibs

How much longer is he in there for? Another three long years?


10 posted on 07/21/2013 4:20:38 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain, quit proving you’re a spineless old goat.

I had to vote against Obammy, after all, in 2008.

(Sigh. Yeah I know, he’ll never change. Always Juan McLib.)


11 posted on 07/21/2013 4:20:56 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GOP should demand McCain to change his party affiliation to Independent or lunatic party.


12 posted on 07/21/2013 4:20:59 PM PDT by shadeaud (Stay Thirsty My Friends)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A top Republican?

McLame needs to go.


13 posted on 07/21/2013 4:21:03 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Obama lies, smokes, blasphemes, eats pork, reads your mail, eavesdrops and drinks during Ramadan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will he ever get his head out of his @$$???

Retire now Juan. We will celebrate your service during the Vietnam war and you can hopefully rest on your laurels.


14 posted on 07/21/2013 4:21:09 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just when I think Juan McAmnesty can't go any lower, he restores my faith in collaborators.
15 posted on 07/21/2013 4:21:12 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Sirius Lee

There will be no retirement for this closet democrat. He will be serving till the day he dies.


16 posted on 07/21/2013 4:22:26 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: Jim Robinson

Hey McCain STFU already.


17 posted on 07/21/2013 4:22:47 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s just nevermind that 10th Amendment thing which doesn’t allow the federal government to undermine state laws.


18 posted on 07/21/2013 4:22:57 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

go away....go away


19 posted on 07/21/2013 4:23:17 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: LyinLibs
I don’t think Traitor Mc is running again.

Then when he retires we can replace OHaha's figure in this graphic with McInsane's...


20 posted on 07/21/2013 4:23:57 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A top Republican......

who says he's a top republican


21 posted on 07/21/2013 4:24:42 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: LyinLibs

I agree. He’s in full commie ‘RAT mode right now which indicates to me that he’s done.


22 posted on 07/21/2013 4:25:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty. The DemocRATS' payback for the 2010 elections.)
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To: RightGeek

Can you imagine this bozo in office when sandy hook or Aurora happened? He would have caused more damage than zer0. I don’t even hear Romney talking like this.


23 posted on 07/21/2013 4:25:14 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is there some form of mental disease rampant in Arizona? How does this cretin keep being elected?


24 posted on 07/21/2013 4:25:31 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It is what has existed *before* stand your ground and castle doctrine laws that is controversial.Victims of crime being prosecuted by wrongheaded local & state government's because they did not do enough to retreat when confronted, threatened, or assaulted by violent thugs. McCain is a senile asshat.
25 posted on 07/21/2013 4:28:37 PM PDT by twister881
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
McCain's got a problem.

Every time he has a chance to differentiate himself from Obama, he votes to support Obama and votes for Communism. Makes one wonder what actually happened at the Hanoi Hilton.

The Communists, like Muslims, are very patient. They have to be because their ideology is not something that works in the short term...or, for that matter, in the long-term.

26 posted on 07/21/2013 4:31:05 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FU old man.

This laws were created because far too many people were froze. With fear in the face of an aggressor who ultimately maimed them or killed them.

They were petrified because the laws had been setup so that a victim was in fear of the law if they defended themselves.

Repealing SYG will only result in more deaths and a culture that is refrained and restrained because the law will come after them.

Hey, while yer at it why not repeal Good Samaritan. Laws and people like me will stand there watching someone die as I say “Uh Oh”. Right along with all the other erstwhile humans who would render aid but, fir it putting us in jeopardy due to a litigous society.

FU!!! I have a right to my life, wholly and completely and to feel confident I can be a human being and render aid as God compells me.


27 posted on 07/21/2013 4:32:31 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Doc Savage
Is there some form of mental disease rampant in Arizona? How does this cretin keep being elected?

I asked my cousin, who lives in Phoenix, that very question. He said mclame isn't as bad as the a**holes running against him. I just can't feature that.

28 posted on 07/21/2013 4:32:37 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
IIRC from Hannity, stand your ground laws take an advantage away from the attacker. Apparently, savvy attackers know that if potential victims must try to escape, then the victims can't defend themselves to the fullest measure; and, the attackers can plan and manipulate the situation against the victim.

I suspect that there are a multitude of hypotheticals and real-life accounts that give weight to this argument, and I'd love to hear some.

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29 posted on 07/21/2013 4:34:34 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain knows nothing about standing his ground. He is the doormat of the left.


30 posted on 07/21/2013 4:34:36 PM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has McCain ever “reached across the aisle”....

to republicans?


31 posted on 07/21/2013 4:35:16 PM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Helen Thomas and Lautenberg eventually died, this senile son of a bitch will obviously haunt DC until he strokes out.

Champagne for our real friends and real pain for our sham friends.

McInsane is a sham friend, here's wishing him real pain.

32 posted on 07/21/2013 4:35:44 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: bigheadfred

He’s in a Media-Whore Off with Geraldo. Pray he can be stopped before he tweets a selfie.


33 posted on 07/21/2013 4:37:43 PM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain the collaborator against stand your ground.

The Irony runs deep.


34 posted on 07/21/2013 4:38:14 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

State legislatures say mind your own damned business, John.


35 posted on 07/21/2013 4:38:46 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

John “New World Order Fascist” McCain speaks as a REAL LEADER of the republocrat party, guys the republican leadership are in bed with the democrat fascists, both hold the same beliefs.


36 posted on 07/21/2013 4:39:08 PM PDT by stockpirate (American taxpayer are: The New World Order slaves to the collective.)
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To: Iron Munro

he just gives reach arounds to bawney frank


37 posted on 07/21/2013 4:39:11 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain needs to review his party affiliation.


38 posted on 07/21/2013 4:40:13 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: stockpirate

“John “New World Order Fascist” McCain speaks as a REAL LEADER of the republocrat party, guys the republican leadership are in bed with the democrat fascists, both hold the same beliefs.”

Doesn’t John have a war or “no fly zone” to promote somewhere?

Tomorrow we should hear “Linda” chime in on this.


39 posted on 07/21/2013 4:42:43 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: mountainlion

McCain should just ESAD!


40 posted on 07/21/2013 4:46:08 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: twister881

Now we have the cowardice contingent reporting in. Stand Your Ground is not in McCain’s vocabulary.


41 posted on 07/21/2013 4:50:09 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Jim Robinson

That friggin old fool McCain is unbelievable!


42 posted on 07/21/2013 4:52:22 PM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

2008 is not an isolated incident. The man is a loser.


43 posted on 07/21/2013 4:53:22 PM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Sirius Lee

“How much longer is he in there for? Another three long years?”

Yeah, he should do himself and everyone else a favor and go over to the Dem side. Spend the rest of his erm in peace. Ad, give te rest of us some peace too....


44 posted on 07/21/2013 4:58:23 PM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can this guy get anymore repulsive?


45 posted on 07/21/2013 5:01:00 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Jim Robinson
Maybe the keepers of the Hanoi Hilton did a better job of brainwashing than anyone imagined. It took 40+ years for their work to be revealed. Perhaps HE is the REAL Manchurian Candidate.
46 posted on 07/21/2013 5:03:58 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, Juan, I voted for the girl in 2008.

Too bad you were along for the ride.

Manchurian Candidate—the original.


47 posted on 07/21/2013 5:05:45 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

See #47—GMTA.


48 posted on 07/21/2013 5:06:58 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m beginning to think the Democrats have some really good dirt hanging over John’s head. You represent Arizona republicans McCain, not California liberals.


49 posted on 07/21/2013 5:11:28 PM PDT by RC one
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

John McCain, you are an idiot.

When was I supposed to give up might right to defend myself?

Better still, when were criminal aggressors given the right to intimidate people into running?


50 posted on 07/21/2013 5:20:25 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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