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Bill Clinton Cites Trayvon Martin in Effort to Kill Stand Your Ground
Posted By admin On April 2, 2012 @ 12:22 pm In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled
April 2, 2012
Former president Bill Clinton has joined the Obama administration  in exploiting the Taryvon Martin case in what is now obviously a concerted effort to roll back the Second Amendment.
Clinton told ABC News that Stand Your Ground Laws – the right of a person to defend himself with deadly force when there is reasonable belief of a threat – should be struck down.
He said “the American people should re-examine their position on [Stand Your Ground] and ask: Is this really worth it? Are we really all that much safer taking the chance that this kind of thing could happen over and over and over again?”
In other words, according to Clinton, the American people do not have a right to defend themselves.
Clinton’s comments can be viewed in a video  on the ABC News website.
Gun control – rolling back the Second Amendment – was an important domestic issue during the Clinton presidency. He lobbied Congress to pass and eventually signed two pieces of legislation that negatively impacted the right of the American people to own and possess firearms – the Brady Bill  and the so-called Assault Weapons Ban .
The Assault Weapons Ban expired on September 13, 2004, as part of the law’s sunset provision, and Democrats have tried in vain since to renew it. The Brady Bill was later determined to be unconstitutional as the result of a Supreme Court ruling in 1997, Printz v. United States .
Attacking the Second Amendment is not a partisan affair. Clinton’s predecessor, George H. W. Bush, signed an unconstitutional executive order in 1989 outlawing the importation of various semi-automatic assault weapons .
Clinton’s effort to enforce his gun laws resulted in massacre after the ATF invaded the Branch Davidian ranch at Mount Carmel, outside of Waco, Texas, in 1993.
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 joined the Obama administration: http://www.infowars.com/obama-administration-exploits-trayvon-shooting-to-push-anti-gun-race-baiting-rhetoric/
 viewed in a video: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/04/president-clinton-hopes-trayvon-martin-case-leads-to-reappraisal-of-stand-your-ground-laws/
 Brady Bill: http://www.guncite.com/gun_control_brady_bill.html
 Assault Weapons Ban: http://clintongunban.com/
 Printz v. United States: http://www.infoplease.com/us/supreme-court/cases/ar31.html
 Biden Hints at More Gun Laws in Wake of Trayvon Martin Case: http://www.infowars.com/biden-hints-at-more-guns-laws-in-wake-of-trayvon-martin-case/
 Sen. Schumer Exploits Trayvon Martin Case in Call to Outlaw “Stand Your Ground”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sen-schumer-exploits-trayvon-martin-case-in-call-to-outlaw-stand-your-ground.html
 Bill Cosby Blames the Gun in Trayvon Martin Case: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bill-cosby-blames-the-gun-in-trayvon-martin-case.html
 Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee Filing Bill To Cut Funding To Any State That Doesn’t Change “Stand Your Ground” Laws To “Duty To Retreat”…: http://www.prisonplanet.com/democrat-sheila-jackson-lee-filing-bill-to-cut-funding-to-any-state-that-doesnt-change-stand-your-ground-laws-to-duty-to-retreat.html
 President Obama: ‘Trayvon Martin Could’ve Been Me 35 Years Ago’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/president-obama-trayvon-martin-couldve-been-me-35-years-ago.html
 You won’t believe what teachers plan to tell kids about Trayvon Martin: http://www.prisonplanet.com/you-wont-believe-what-teachers-plan-to-tell-kids-about-trayvon-martin.html
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