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Politico: Martin Case Not Helping Gun Control

From the Politico:

Trayvon Martin shooting doesn’t spark calls for gun control

By: James Hohmann
April 13, 2012

ST. LOUIS —Despite an arrest this week in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, new gun-control measures aren’t even being debated in Washington.

Really? Has the Politico not heard about the efforts to roll back the so-called ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws in the 25 states that have enacted them? What do they think that is about?

Mitt Romney plans to address the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association on Friday afternoon, and the debate is not over how to curtail but how to protect federal gun rights if President Barack Obama wins a second term as president

Despite the headline and lead, the real purpose of this Politico article is to attack Romney for being pro-gun control in the past on the day he is going to speak at the NRA. But we will skip over that for the moment. For be that as it may, there is no disputing Obama’s position on guns.

For, lest we forget, Obama has vowed to advance the cause of gun control "under the radar." According to none other than Sarah Brady, via the ‘Lifestyle’ section of the Washington Post from almost exactly one year ago, April 11, 2011, Obama said gun control was "very much on his agenda.”

Buried in that article, Sarah Brady reported that Obama told her “I just want you to know that we are working on it. We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.”

And now Obama and his minions are doing exactly that by whipping up an emotionally charged racial incident to advance the cause of gun control in the name of preventing such "tragedies" from happening in the future.

After all, Fast & Furious has not worked out as planned.

The NRA campaigned for “Stand Your Ground” laws — the first of which was enacted in Florida in 2005, but is now on the books in over 30 states — that George Zimmerman is expected to defend himself against charges that he killed the 17-year-old Martin.

But it has not made a statement on the case, and a federal debate over “Stand Your Own Ground” is strangely lacking since there is no federal equivalent of the state laws

So why is the Politico bringing up ‘Stand Your Ground’ with regards to the NRA, if it is not an effort to control guns?

Republican State Rep. Dennis Baxley, who authored Florida’s Stand Your Ground statute in 2005, suggested in an interview that Zimmerman shouldn’t be able to use it as a defense. “There’s nothing in this statute that authorizes pursuit, confrontation or provocation,” he said. “Each case needs to be evaluated individually as to its substance.” …

Noting that the legislation passed with strong bipartisan support in 2005, he said that he’ll oppose any effort to restrict gun rights and predicted that he’ll be successful. He said the review that’s been ordered by Florida Gov. Rick Scott could lead to a redefinition of the rights of crime-watch units rather than a repeal of the law.

At the federal level, there’s zero movement, however

Mr. Baxley is actually right. The Zimmerman case really does not involve Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law. Besides, there is nothing in the ‘Stand Your Ground’ legislation that has anything to do with gun control.

But that won’t stop Obama and the Democrats from trying to use it to take away our Second Amendment Rights — under the radar.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, April 13th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Politico: Martin Case Not Helping Gun Control”

  1. tranquil.night says:

    Nailed it again Steve.

  2. canary says:

    Due to the nation-wide threats outpouring from terrorist organization with muslim ties New Black Panthers leaders in the U.S. to hunt down and capture citizens, hunt down and kill citizens, crackers, and pig or pink skinned people, Americans must have the right to bear arms to protect themselves.

    Now, do you think any political leader will bring up the above as a reason to allow people to defend themselves.

    As far as the media goes, bet nearly all the reporters own a gun.

    A country is looking at WWIII and one incident should not be the attention of all the media.

    Do you think one political leader will use the World wide revolution by muslims as a reason to allow Americans to own guns? How about all the Mexicans that have assault weapons?

  3. canary says:

    Something strange is the family or no one mentioning what the youth was doing where the confrontation happened. No body saying “he was just visiting a friend”, “he was just walking home from….or going to…”
    It’s possible he was up to no good. Not that you can shoot someone even if you see them stealing from a house, as the many break-ins the neighborhood had recently had. It wouldn’t have mattered if the scenerio kid had a gun pointed at Zimmerman and Zimmerman shot him. There would still be anger. If the kid had shot Zimmerman and killed him, it would not have been in the news period.

  4. GetBackJack says:

    How many times do we have to say this?

    Gun Control means using both hands.


  5. Mithrandir says:

    Trayvon Martin, the new Rosa Parks for today’s cause.

    If we had people that actually followed the Constitution, there wouldn’t be billions of dollars, and countless hours of campaigning, arguing, passing this or that law. Lawyers trying to put their name on some new revision. Government should be BORING, not this horrible daily drama ruining our lives with countless attempts to erode our freedoms. Any person that attempts to pass a law stricter than what the Constitution outlines, should sit in prison under the charge of TYRANNY!

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