Media Whore McCain Trashes ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Which Was Passed Unanimously in Arizona

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 at 7:23 am
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It’s time to this fossil to retire and leave the heavy lifting to the coherent members of the GOP. Has there been a Sunday yet this year where this schmuck isn’t popping up all over the television?

Sen. John McCain yesterday jumped into the Trayvon Martin controversy — blasting stand-your-ground laws like the one in his home state of Arizona.

“I am confident that the members of the Arizona legislature will [review] this very controversial legislation,” McCain (R-Ariz.) said yesterday.

We’re sure the folks in Arizona will be thrilled he’s throwing them under the bus while providing talking points for the left. Heckuva job, McLame. We wonder, why are laws that have been on the books for years  suddenly controversial? Where was McCain in 2010 when Arizona passed their own version of the law?

Arizona adopted its own “stand your ground” law two years ago. And not a single legislator spoke out against it at that time.

In fact, the change in the law was tacked on at nearly the last minute to another unrelated measure dealing with guns. Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee approved it after just a 20-second promotion from a gun-rights lobbyist.

Dave Kopp of the Arizona Citizens Defense League, who provided that explanation, said nothing more was needed.

He noted that existing law already spelled out that people have no duty to retreat when confronted in their homes or their own vehicles. That concept is known as the “castle doctrine.”

“We believe that anyplace you have a legal right to be, you should be able to defend yourself without having to run away first,’‘ Kopp told lawmakers.

Two years later, even in the wake of the publicity over the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida, Kopp said nothing has changed — and the Arizona law remains necessary.

“Why would you want to force somebody to retreat before defending themselves?” he asked.

It’s quite obvious McCain is out of touch with his constituency. He’s too busy sucking up to the DC press corps.

 

 

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