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

October 28th, 2013 - 2:31 pm

The dirty little secret is that gun-violence protesters and anti-gun politicians like Senator Durbin will ignore gun deaths that don’t fit their gun-control narrative. Race doesn’t matter if it doesn’t help their agenda.

Where are the rallies for the hundreds of black children killed each year in Chicago? We can’t talk about Chicago because it’s a gun-control town.

Why wasn’t there more media coverage of the shooting death of the beautiful Chicago schoolgirl barely a week after she sang at President Obama’s 2013 inauguration?

What makes one black teenager, shot and killed while engaging in questionable behavior, different from dozens killed in the same school year?

Answer — Florida ensures Americans have a right to self defense, even with a gun.

The left, including Durbin, hate pro-gun laws and are seeking to destroy them wherever they can.

Thanks to the NRA, the Second Amendment Foundation, and other gun rights groups, Chicago officials had to be dragged kicking and screaming by the U.S. Supreme Court to recognize the Second Amendment rights of residents to keep firearms in their own homes. Like a petulant child, city office holders stomped their feet and crafted a series of regulations, requirements, and expensive fees that prevent most people from exercising their self-defense rights.

An American city with a larger homicide rate than an active war zone should cause national outrage, calls to action, and be the subject of a hearing, perhaps even by the high-ranking senator who represents this deadly town.

Instead, Dick Durbin joined other gun-control sycophants to dance in the blood of a single dead black teenager in a pro-gun state.

“Dancing in the blood” is a phrase commonly used to describe the antics gun-control proponents use to exploit a tragedy and the emotions of the public to advance their political agenda.

Dick Durbin is the dirtiest of dancers.

We saw it after Columbine, Virginia Tech, the Aurora movie theater, and Sandy Hook elementary school shootings, and each time, calls for stricter gun laws begin almost immediately. Most of the time, the NRA gets dragged into the story, and often the organization is attacked if it doesn’t take the opportunity to apologize (as though an organization of lawful gun owners has any culpability). Rarely does the press note that all of these sites were gun-free zones, areas where firearms are specifically banned under the guise of keeping us safe.

Homicide victims and their families are used as pawns by the gun-control left. They hold press conferences, book television interviews, and then trot out grieving mothers and baby pictures of the dead to tug at the public’s heartstrings.

They thought they had gotten their chance with the death of Trayvon Martin. Sure, they had to create a new term (“white Hispanic”) in order to fit the racial component, and they had to play fast and loose with some facts. Naturally the usual leftist suspects banded together to take full advantage of this crisis.

We heard a barrage of cries to roll back “Stand Your Ground” laws and to pass “reasonable” gun control. We also saw the inevitable finger pointing at the NRA.

In truth, the NRA and other gun-rights groups represent more Americans than the anti-gun left who hold televised protests and exploit politically expedient victims. This fact bears itself out in the number of states that have passed self-defense laws with overwhelming bipartisan support.

More than 40 states have codified the concept of “Stand Your Ground” and the majority of states allow permit holders to carry concealed firearms in public. It’s worth noting that Illinois, Dick Durbin’s state and home of the nation’s homicide capital, was the last state to institute such permits.

So no, Senator Durbin won’t confront the gun laws in the state he represents, because those gun laws are part of the problem. He can’t have a hearing or national conversation about Chicago’s homicide rate, because he wants to pass Chicago-style gun control on the rest of us.

Why is Senator Durbin even holding a federal hearing to examine state gun laws passed overwhelmingly by the various legislatures, according to their enumerated constitutional powers?

Not only does Dick Durbin not respect the Second Amendment rights of Americans, but he doesn’t understand the proper balance of power between the federal and state governments. It’s a sick joke that he presides over the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights.

The right to defend yourself and your family is one of the most fundamental American constitutional rights. Why is the modern Democratic Party on a quest to aid the lawless and dependent at the expense of the law-abiding, productive American?

Look around — this is the theme of the Obama years: aiding the lawless and dependent. The same tune echoes across the agencies.

In keeping with this theme, Trayvon Martin’s mother will be on hand to testify in Durbin’s hearing: a pawn in a political show-trial.  Exploiting her is no less disgusting than the woman who posed as an aunt of one of the slain Sandy Hook children.  But it’s what we’ve come to expect in a Senate controlled by politicians like Dick Durbin.

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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.
51 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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