Democrats' campaign against "Stand Your Ground" Law will hit a lot of Democrats

When asked about Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law on Sunday, Vice President Joe Biden told Face the Nation that gun control would be a topic of debate this year.  He warned: as a consequence of the laws, [people] unintendedly put themselves in harm's way.”

Well, it turns out that Democrats have overwhelmingly supported the law.  From the Daily Caller:

One Democrat, Fort Lauderdale state Sen. Mandy Dawson, missed the vote. But the rest of the Senate chamber supported it, 39-0.
The Florida House vote was 92-20. Twelve Democrats voted in favor.
And of the 15 states that have passed variations of the law since 2005, the year Florida’s model legislation became law, eight — a majority — had Democratic governors when the laws were enacted. None issued a veto. . . . Democratic governors who signed “stand your ground” bills, or otherwise permitted them to become law, include Kathleen Blanco of Louisiana, Jennifer Granholm of Michigan, Brian Schweitzer of  Montana, John Lynch of New Hampshire, Brad Henry of Oklahoma, Phil Bredesen of Tennessee, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Janet Napolitano of Arizona – now the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security.
The bills in Louisiana and West Virginia passed with Democratic control of both houses in the states’ legislatures, in 2006 and 2008, respectively. . . .

Labels: , ,


Blogger Chas said...

Markie Marxist sez: "My commie compadre, Comrade Vice-President Joe Biden is correct! We can't be having armed citizens standing up to our Marxist/warrior/hero/criminals! We need to have defenseless people running away in terror at the sight of our criminal helpers! After all, we have a whole capitalist America to bring down, and we need all the help we can get. We need to change the "Stand Your Ground" law to the "Run Away! Run Away!" law, so that everybody has to run away, you know, like those guys in that Monty Python movie."


4/05/2012 5:03 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home