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Dick Durbin’s Senate Gun Trial to Feature Ghost of Trayvon Martin

October 28th, 2013 - 2:31 pm

After a government semi-shutdown, the disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov and the looming budget crisis coming again in January, you’d think the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate would reserve his limited time and resources to focus on fixing these critical issues the federal government has already messed up.

You’d be wrong.

Senator Richard Durbin, the second most powerful man in the Senate, will hold a special hearing this week on state self-defense laws and the death of Trayvon Martin. (PJ Media has extensively covered the Trayvon Martin incident.  See, “Justice for Trayvon, Race Hustler Style,”  or Bill Whittle’s fantastic revelation about Purple Drank and what the media have never reported.)

Dick Durbin represents Chicago, which the FBI reported in September surpassed New York City as the murder capital of the United States, with 500 murders in 2012.

It sounds like Illinois should look into adopting some self-defense laws.

The Chicago Tribune reported that during the 2011-2012 school year 319 public school children were shot, and, sadly, 24 of those students died. But what’s worse is that these 24 dead school children represent an improvement from Chicago’s previous school year, when 28 children were killed.

Contrast the number of deaths in Chicago to the FBI and Department of Defense totals for the war in Afghanistan. Between 2001 and 2012, 2,000 U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, whereas more than 5,000 Chicago residents were killed in the same time period.

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Where was Senator Durbin when his 24 school-aged constituents died? Where was Senator Durbin when 5,000 of his own residents were killed?

When was his hearing to examine Chicago gun laws and their impact on the 500 homicide victims and families in 2012 alone?

Race played a prominent role in the media coverage (or mis-coverage) following Trayvon Martin’s death. Why aren’t hundreds of dead black children in Chicago worth the same amount of attention given to a single black teenager in Florida?

We know the reason. Calling attention to the cesspool of Chicago will draw too much inconvenient attention to too many failed ideas and Democrat policies.

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I see at Fox News that Trayvon Martin's mother has testified about Stand Your Ground law, saying she wanted to put a face on the law.
What face?
Trayvon Martin's death was not related to standing anyone's ground. Zimmerman was lying on his ground, not standing it. He could only have retreated if Scotty had beamed him up.
Martin's family has lied about this case from beginning to date. Very likely their lawyers have them sort-of believing their own lies by now.
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NO! The right to keep and bear arms, and the corollary of self defense cannot be changed by ballot. It is a fundamental right which existed before the government was established, and will exist after the government has perished.

The Second Amendment protects that right, and is part of a covenant between the People and the government. Eliminating the Second Amendment would destroy the legitimacy of the government and end the consent of the People to be governed.
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The lawful killing of Trayvon Martin in self-defense is actually an argument IN FAVOR of gun rights. What is he thinking?
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my buddy's step-sister makes $71 hourly on the computer. She has been fired for five months but last month her check was $17864 just working on the computer for a few hours. why not try this out.....www.Bay95.com
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Trayvon was not doing something "questionable," he was comitting a felonious assault on another person. That is why he got shot by Zimmerman in self-defense.
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This is how it works:

If little Dicky Durbin gets assaulted, his bodyguards will shoot the perp. If I get assaulted, I will shoot the perp. Simple and straightforward. Something even a Liberal can understand, albeit with a little effort.

Nobody has an "obligation" to accept a beat-down by a low life predator.
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my classmate's step-mother makes $63 an hour on the internet. She has been fired for ten months but last month her payment was $16174 just working on the internet for a few hours. ....>>>>>>>> http://x.co/2iNwj
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Little Dick Durbin wants to confiscate your guns. He wants to rule over you like the little Dicktator that he is. Dicktator, fascist, same thing. He needs to spend more time in the Chicago Hood without a vest.
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I see at Fox News that Trayvon Martin's mother has testified about Stand Your Ground law, saying she wanted to put a face on the law.
What face?
Trayvon Martin's death was not related to standing anyone's ground. Zimmerman was lying on his ground, not standing it. He could only have retreated if Scotty had beamed him up.
Martin's family has lied about this case from beginning to date. Very likely their lawyers have them sort-of believing their own lies by now.
24 weeks ago
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The modern leftist Democrat Party supports gun control because it is totalitarian at its core. Focused on the centralization of power in D.C. leftists/progressives believe they know what it best for the rest of us and we damn well better submit or face the consequences. All of their policies depend on the police power of the state to compel obedience since we simple folk are to stupid to know what is best for us. Criticism earns hateful labels including racist, terrorist, murderer, misogynist, and others limited only by the imagination of the accuser. Facts, logic and truth which interfere with the pursuit of the their agenda are ignored or spun. All that matters is acquisition of power. Disarmed people are much easier to control; therefore, "common sense" gun control laws are necessary. To hell with natural rights or that pesky US Constitution, all that matters is unlimited power concentrated in the hands of the anointed in D.C.
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I keep saying that little of this is actually about guns, or anything else that mundane. It's about the role of government, in relation to the citizens.

Citizens should rely on government for everything. You should get your healthcare there, and they should protect you. They should provide you with housing, clothing, food, and job. This way, as long as they hammer home that the DEMOCRATIC party gave you these things, and those evil neo-Nazi, misogynistic, racist, rich-hate-the-poor Republicans want to make government small, and have you rely on yourself to scratch your left elbow, well, you can guess the rest. The more the people are dependent on the government for everyday things (like security) the better off the Dems are. They may provide crappy protection for the inner cities (like the schools, which will be crappy in bad neighborhoods and much better in the ones the lawmakers live in) but hey, it's better than nothing, which is what you'd have if the EVIL ONES ever took control.
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It's not only a question of calling attention to failed ideas. The identity of a thing vs. the principle of a thing is now embedded and institutionalized in liberal thought.

Those 5,000 dead are the wrong dead. Trayvon Martin, one death, is the right death. Therefore one death is worse than 5,000. 5,000 dead is not wrong. One death is wrong.

Everything a die-hard liberal thinks is scrimmed through a sieve of this thinking. Muslims are never wrong, Christians are never right. Thousands of Islamic terrorist attacks are therefore not as bad as the imaginary terrorist attacks Michael Moore says Right-Wing Christians would LIKE to do.

Institutionalized racial groupings on the Left are not institutionalized racial groupings. A lack of racial groupings on the Right ARE institutionalized racial groupings, because the intent and profiled, mythical and stereotyped identity of the GOP trumps actual racial huddling and advocacy.

This goes beyond the usual "my side is right." This is delusion and why people so often bring up George Orwell in regard to liberals. Their thinking is retarded to the point of insanity. They act as if Orwell's "1984" is a point-by-point how-to manual of thought.

I honestly see no cure for this level of stubborn and willful stupidity. There is little doubt that the most paranoid suppositions about America as a woman-hating and racist patriarchy have been transferred from radical feminists and racial advocates to become mainstream orthodoxy within the Dem Party.

Intellectual thought in America resembles an idiot with mental health issues. Durbin is pretty clearly the hero of his own Orwell novel, but on the wrong side.
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When the Trayvon defenders start using a picture of him at 17, not 12 years old I will start to listen. Until then ... stifle.
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