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mbi11
Independent Voter
02:10 PM on 07/25/2013
Logical, but I'm sure Republicans are going to have a problem with the 'retreat' provision as it nullifies stand your ground. These laws are put forward by people that see guns as a solution to all social programs and you are limiting their rights in their eyes. They have a right to shoot anyone that in their mind is putting them at risk.
02:59 PM on 07/25/2013
pretty hard to retreat when you are on your back on the ground with someone on top beating you
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bigpapazagon
Jesus was a hippy.
03:12 PM on 07/25/2013
Pretty hard to get into a fight when you listen to the police advice and stay in the car.
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mbi11
Independent Voter
03:15 PM on 07/25/2013
Police are injured at times because they won't draw against an unarmed  suspect.  That's the difference, some lack maturity and the training to defuse a situation and are put in such a situation shouldn't carry them. 
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legunthrilled
05:50 PM on 07/30/2013
Looks like the South Side of Chicago sees guns as a solution to their ills.

Let them kill each other off if they want.

Come to my neighborhood...everybody has a gun. NO CRIME. ZERO. ZILCH. NADA.
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mmik
Free Stuff for Everyone! It's on Me!
02:10 PM on 07/25/2013
Wouldn't it make more sense to champion a "Don't Force me to Stand My Ground" bill?
03:26 PM on 07/25/2013
Fortunately every state already has a "don't beat my head into the sidewalk" law on the books. We already won that battle.
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212 The Real BiPartison
Yes...it's spelled like that on purpose
02:07 PM on 07/25/2013
But the Illinois Review says Obama didn’t seem to have any of those concerns when in 2004 he co-sponsored S.B. 2386, which broadened the state’s Stand Your Ground law “by shielding the person who was attacked from being sued in civil court by perpetrators or their estates when a ’stand your ground’ defense is used in protecting his or her person, dwelling or other property.”

S.B. 2386 passed the Illinois state senate by a 56–0 vote on March 25, 2004. It sailed through the state house with only two “nay” votes. Both chambers were controlled by Democrats.
03:23 PM on 07/25/2013
The law in Illinois is the "castle doctrine" covering your home. It isn't "stand your ground" which expands to everywhere you go. Protecting your home makes sense,
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212 The Real BiPartison
Yes...it's spelled like that on purpose
03:30 PM on 07/25/2013
Well since SYG wasn't used at all in the defense, not sure why others feel the need to eliminate them.  I just find it interesting that we can't seem to have consistency on positions.  Seems way to fluid mutable based on the audience.
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02:05 PM on 07/25/2013
States need to start placing in escrow the federal portion of income as well as all other federal taxes and fees. Then when this type of threat is made the states have their own clout. As I understand Colorado did this with federal highway fees so that they could no longer be withheld over speed limits.
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02:33 PM on 07/25/2013
Even better: States should retaliate against federal funding cuts by collecting and NOT forwarding federal taxes to the U.S. Treasury.
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ultrawiz
Holding the Middle Ground
02:49 PM on 07/25/2013
I'm all for that since the blue states carry the red states. Let those clowns fund their own BS.
02:04 PM on 07/25/2013
"Duty to retreat." "Leading from behind."

It's only a dream, it's only a dream...
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ultrawiz
Holding the Middle Ground
02:50 PM on 07/25/2013
Getting a clue, it's only a dream....
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martinrockett
The Truth Shall Shall Set You Free
01:56 PM on 07/25/2013
She is grandstanding, it has zero chance of passing the house...typical liberal
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rda1911a1
God Bless John Browning
02:29 PM on 07/25/2013
What no way pimpind to her voters? nooooooooo!!!!
03:29 PM on 07/25/2013
Reminds me of the Atlanta toilet tax.
Played well to the victim base.