Minn. gov: Fla. case stiffens resolve on gun law

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Union Clown

Ankeny, IA

#1 Jul 17, 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday that the Florida case involving Trayvon Martin's death in a scuffle with a neighborhood watch volunteer has stiffened his opposition to efforts to expand cases where lethal force is presumed legitimate.Dayton commented on last weekend's acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Martin in 2012. Dayton said while he isn't privy to evidence jurors in the case saw, he personally believes Zimmerman "went way beyond what was called for in the situation."He tied the case to proposals recently before lawmakers to expand Minnesota's stand-your-ground law in which people can use reasonable, potentially deadly force to defend themselves, their home or dwelling. A bill he vetoed in 2012 would have included hotel rooms, tent, cars and boats. Backers say potential victims of crime shouldn't have to retreat from aggressors.Dayton said the Martin case underscores the need for limits."We have to use common sense here. People have the right to protect themselves. On the other hand, we have a sanctity of life that I think we all believe in," Dayton said.The bill Dayton vetoed passed when Republicans were in control of the Legislature. Democrats now hold both chambers, making a new effort to pass a broader deadly force laws a tougher endeavor.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/07/17/2718139/mi...

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#6 Jul 17, 2013
Dead teenager wrote:
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Meanwhile the DFL (Dumb Fhocking Liberals) pass new laws against bullying. Shouldn't it be OK to stand your ground and defend yourself against a bully?
Gov. Googly Eyes is a hypocrite talking about the "sanctity of life".

And yes, it should be and probably is ok to stand your ground against a bully. But not in public schools.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#8 Jul 17, 2013
Smug Libeler is a hypocrite, for pretending you have an honest posting on topix.
background noise

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Jul 18, 2013
Union Clown wrote:
ST. PAUL, Minn. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday that the Florida case involving Trayvon Martin's death in a scuffle with a neighborhood watch volunteer has stiffened his opposition to efforts to expand cases where lethal force is presumed legitimate.Dayton commented on last weekend's acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Martin in 2012. Dayton said while he isn't privy to evidence jurors in the case saw, he personally believes Zimmerman "went way beyond what was called for in the situation."He tied the case to proposals recently before lawmakers to expand Minnesota's stand-your-ground law in which people can use reasonable, potentially deadly force to defend themselves, their home or dwelling. A bill he vetoed in 2012 would have included hotel rooms, tent, cars and boats. Backers say potential victims of crime shouldn't have to retreat from aggressors.Dayton said the Martin case underscores the need for limits."We have to use common sense here. People have the right to protect themselves. On the other hand, we have a sanctity of life that I think we all believe in," Dayton said.The bill Dayton vetoed passed when Republicans were in control of the Legislature. Democrats now hold both chambers, making a new effort to pass a broader deadly force laws a tougher endeavor.
Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/07/17/2718139/mi...
Dayton is such an idiot. What is it with you lefties that prevents you from connecting the dots? If Zimmerman didn't have a gun, he would likely be the dead one today, and that would be the last we would have heard of this incident. So,how would your precious gun control even be an issue in this situation? Is having your perceived, politically correct outcome your criteria?
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#12 Jul 18, 2013
If he didn't have a gun, the police were on their way.... False courage = killed kid.
background noise

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Jul 18, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
If he didn't have a gun, the police were on their way.... False courage = killed kid.
So what? One good head smack against a sidewalk Zimmeerman's a dead man before the cops even get there.

Uninformed lefties not getting their desired verdict = lefty hissy fit.

“GiveMe Liberty or GiveMe Death”

Since: Jun 13

Land of Liberty

#15 Jul 18, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
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Gov. Googly Eyes is a hypocrite talking about the "sanctity of life".
And yes, it should be and probably is ok to stand your ground against a bully. But not in public schools.
Bullies are people too and abortions save the lives & personal finances of single moms in the hood. Furthermore, public schools are a place to n ot only be educated but also learn the norms of society and violence will result...... Okay just joking

“GiveMe Liberty or GiveMe Death”

Since: Jun 13

Land of Liberty

#17 Jul 18, 2013
A ticket to raid wrote:
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You sounded like a Liertard there for a second.
I know, good thing I caught myself before it got to far. Otherwise, I might've had to take myself out back.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#18 Jul 18, 2013
Spirit of 1776 wrote:
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Bullies are people too and abortions save the lives & personal finances of single moms in the hood. Furthermore, public schools are a place to n ot only be educated but also learn the norms of society and violence will result...... Okay just joking
I would like to amend my statement.

It is a good thing to stand up to bullies and it should be, especially in the public schools.
iowan

West Des Moines, IA

#20 Jul 18, 2013
Spirit of 1776 wrote:
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Bullies are people too and abortions save the lives & personal finances of single moms in the hood. Furthermore, public schools are a place to n ot only be educated but also learn the norms of society and violence will result...... Okay just joking
you almost sounded okay

you are trash

Leave iowa forever

I gave you one warrning
iowan

West Des Moines, IA

#21 Jul 18, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
If he didn't have a gun, the police were on their way.... False courage = killed kid.
It's a GREAT thing to let authorities handle the situation...
One's person's opinion is rarely what matters, when you're too mad to think intelligently or are a moniker mutt.
rethuglicans are bad people and have tiny pee sized brains. Thinking is not something dat they can do
Space ace

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Jul 18, 2013
iowan wrote:
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rethuglicans are bad people and have tiny pee sized brains. Thinking is not something dat they can do
Says the misspelling retard that sucks off slew.#nannerpuss
iowan

West Des Moines, IA

#23 Jul 18, 2013
Space ace wrote:
<quoted text>Says the misspelling retard that sucks off slew.#nannerpuss
space ace sucks ron paul and needs a gun to feel manic like

Why dont you knoe vote for obama cauz you a rethuglcian

and im misspelling cause I had me some donuits so shut up im goingt o wash my hands now

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