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Durbin under fire for ‘Stand Your Ground’ inquiries
The Daily Caller ^ | August 10, 2013 | Chuck Ross

Posted on 08/10/2013 7:54:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin is facing a firestorm of criticism after sending letters to hundreds of organizations trying to find out the depth of their relationship with the American Legislative Exchange Council.

The senator’s interest in ALEC is based on the stand your ground legislation that has become a focal point for liberal activists and lawmakers after the George Zimmerman trial in Florida. But his hometown newspaper, The Chicago Tribune, editorialized that the inquiries looked like “Durbin’s enemies list.”

In the August 6 letter sent to think tanks and corporations, Durbin wrote, “I am seeking clarification whether organizations that have funded ALEC’s operations in the past currently support ALEC and the model ‘stand your ground’ legislation.”

ALEC is a free-market organization of state legislators, businesses, and think tanks which has also focused on self-defense and gun rights legislation.

Durbin will convene the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights in September to investigate the law. Stand Your Ground, which removes the duty to retreat in self-defense claims, was cited in the national discussion of the death of Trayvon Martin.

Initially, it was believed that Zimmerman would cite the Florida law — implemented in 2005 — in his self-defense claim in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But the “stand your ground” law only came into play when the judge in the case included the relevant portions of the law in jury instructions.....

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; blackkk; congress; democrats; dickdurbin; durbin; florida; georgezimmerman; guncontrol; illinois; secondamendment; selfdefense; standyourground; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 08/10/2013 7:54:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In the August 6 letter sent to think tanks and corporations, Durbin wrote, “I am seeking clarification whether organizations that have funded ALEC’s operations in the past currently support ALEC and the model ‘stand your ground’ legislation.”

Make a copy of the letter and write over the text with a Sharpie...

"We do now."

Send it right back, registered mail.

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2 posted on 08/10/2013 8:00:09 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any controversy surrounding Durbin is a plus. Distant target in 2014, with Chicago becoming more of a hellhole, people might skip voting for Dick to avoid the bullets. And pretty much 98% of Illinois is red.


3 posted on 08/10/2013 8:00:28 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Our elected officials versus America.


4 posted on 08/10/2013 8:04:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about posting an image on this thread of the Revolutionary War Minuteman?

If anyone “stood their ground” it was our ancestors who were Minutemen.


5 posted on 08/10/2013 8:16:34 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

This is called a “chilling effect” on First Amendment rights.

Leftists used the same tactic when they called for the IRS to investigate the Tea Party.


6 posted on 08/10/2013 8:20:25 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Durbin is an evil man, in my humble opinion.


7 posted on 08/10/2013 8:26:44 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Squish. Oops. The little turban stepped in it and messed-up his shoes.
8 posted on 08/10/2013 8:26:48 PM PDT by JPG (Obama Does Egypt.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wish it was "Durbin under fireD for ‘Stand Your Ground’ inquiries
9 posted on 08/10/2013 8:42:43 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: Girlene
All you ever need to know about Dick Durbin and the state of modern journalism is all contained in this 4 minute video.

Warning: take your blood pressure meds before watching:

Dick Durbin Arrogance on Parade
10 posted on 08/10/2013 8:45:41 PM PDT by tenger (It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. -Will Rogers)
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To: tenger

Wow. Had never seen that one. What a bunch of jerks.


11 posted on 08/10/2013 9:24:13 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: Girlene

Turbin has the very short man’s Napoleonic complex.


12 posted on 08/10/2013 10:29:21 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: man_in_tx
Durbin is evil...hardcore leftist. Had a bout of stomach cancer...wonder how he's doing. His eyes are hard when you look at him...he's rotten from the inside out.
13 posted on 08/11/2013 2:03:49 AM PDT by itssme
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To: man_in_tx

And by the way, although he claims to be Catholic, he is a pro-abortion zealot who bears false witness against his political allies. Prayer for his conversion.


14 posted on 08/11/2013 6:12:13 AM PDT by Machavelli (True God)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Turban Durbin ..... ‘nuff said.


15 posted on 08/11/2013 7:19:13 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: itssme

Durbin is evil...hardcore leftist. Had a bout of stomach cancer...wonder how he’s doing. His eyes are hard when you look at him...he’s rotten from the inside out.

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Wow! Sad.


16 posted on 08/11/2013 9:02:41 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: Machavelli

Prayer for his conversion.

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Second the motion!


17 posted on 08/11/2013 9:03:04 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: itssme

Seems like so many of these lefty politicians (including McCain) have these cancers and heart problems(BJ) but just keep on ticking like the energizer bunny. The disease never stops them. I would like to know what treatments they get.


18 posted on 08/12/2013 8:27:56 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: dandiegirl

Guess it’s just not their time yet to bite the dust. But bite the dust they will, like the rest of us. For all of them that cause pain and suffering to other people, let’s hope they bite sooner, rather than later.


19 posted on 08/12/2013 11:48:46 PM PDT by itssme
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To: itssme; flaglady47

Chad Koppie, a conservative Republican, supports gun rights, and he hopes to defeat Sen. Durbin, in 2014. Chad is also pro-tax cuts, pro-spending cuts, pro-life, anti-Obamacare, and anti-illegal alien. He’s a member of the Kane Co. Regional Board of Schools, and he was a township trustee and school board member. In the 1998 Illinois governor primary, Chad was the only conservative candidate.

Chad needs volunteers and donations. Please read his site, www.chadkoppieforillinois.com.


20 posted on 08/14/2013 9:13:50 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: PhilCollins

Thanks for passig this on. I’ll check him out.


21 posted on 08/14/2013 12:31:09 PM PDT by itssme
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