Skip to comments.McCain: Review Ariz. 'stand your ground' laws
Posted on 07/21/2013 7:27:04 AM PDT by mandaladon
Arizona Sen. John McCain says his home state should review its "stand-your-ground" law in the wake of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
The Republican senator said he trusted the jury's judgment in the case, but added Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that the law "may be something that needs to be reviewed."
Does he think that applies to Arizona?
"Yes, I do and Im confident that members of the Arizona legislature will," McCain said.
He said he did not share Sen. Ted Cruz's view that President Obama's remarks on "stand-your-ground" laws represented another administration approach to gun control.
"I respect his view, but I dont frankly see the connection," McCain said of his Texas Republican colleague.
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One word: Dementia
There’s stupidity everywhere! I give up!
I’m confident the Arizona legislature respects McCain about as much as I do, and will act accordingly. The law will stay...
Arizona: Review McCain
F off John
Won’t be long and he’ll be vacationing with Jane Fonda.
Send him to the nearest funny farm.
SHUT UP, JOHN!
McStain should have been left in Hanoi. He’s done more damage to our country than he ever did to the NVA.
Is there a conservative molecule left in the AZ senator?
Disgusting but liked in AZ, where the low information voters must be 80 percent of the population.
I would never harm another human being. I certainly would never advocate anything other than being active in the voting process for or against those I disagree with.
However I could understand that if some crazed Tea Party Terrorist went out of their mind and attempted to inflict physical harm on a public figure, they would choose McCain before Al Sharpton.
McCain is such an idiot. Give it up Johnny boy. Go join the DemocRATS because that’s what you are. Take the Flakester with you.
McCain: Let me say that Arizona needs to look into people who believe they have a right to Self-Defense, and while I am at it let me not miss this chance to kiss Obama on the cheeks of his butt.
What Arizona needs to look into is a way to recall this brainwashed old idiot.
One word: Dementia
I believe a lot of other words would apply too. Sleazy would come to mind. His behavior during his first marriage and the Keating 5 history should prove this.
He’s also a fraud. He only got into the Naval Academy because of his father. He only stayed in and finished because of his father.
As far as him being a military hero. There are lots of others that have paid at least as much of a price. Most just haven’t been able to milk it for all it’s worth like maverick the flying XXXXo.
I know some have never liked McCain, but he didn’t used to be quite so asinine. I wonder if he has become addled in his old old age.
A state would review it’s SYG law as a matter of course if they had complaints about outcomes IN THE STATE from people who USED their law.
Only an idiot would waste taxpayer money reviewing their state law because of some entirely independent event in another state that didn’t even involve the same concept, much less the same implementation.
This would be like saying every state should review all the laws and regulations for road work every time there is an accident in another state.
He’s buckin for Jay Carney’s job.
My comment to McCain is not printable...
Shot off a carrier one too many times - scrambled his brains.
Real question: is Tucson AZ actually the kidnapping capital of America? Arizona is a border state & Obama has made our border a sieve, but is this true about Tucson?
Is there some Iron Rule of Sunday News Shows that mandates Jimmy-Jaws McCain must represent the “conservative” viewpoint?
“...Arizona: Review McCain...”
Most likely the post of the day.
He needs to either change over to the communist party or retire.
Either way, he needs to be gone.
there is a natural God given right to defend yourself, it doesn’t come from the government. the government protects your natural God given right to protect yourself
I hate living here
He just can’t help himself. He sees an opportunity to stab decent hardworking Americans in the back and he instinctively plunges the knife.
I’m in FL, and I think our SYG law needs changes.
Specifically, I’d like to see every killing subjected to a judicial enquiry to determine the facts of the death. Something similar to the old common law coroner’s inquest.
The death could be ruled justified or not justified. If justified, SYG would go into effect and future prosecutions or civil cases would be barred, unless of course significant new evidence is discovered.
If not justified, prosecutors would make the same decision as now as to whether there is sufficient evidence to take the case to trial.
The problem presently is that prosecutors make the “justified or not” decision, leaving the public perception undetermined between “justified” or “not enough evidence to prosecute.” It also leaves possible future prosecution hanging over the shooter if political pressures or other reasons lead some future prosecutor to reopen the case. Which of course is exactly what happened to GZ.
I also think decisions of this type should not be left up to elected/appointed officials to make a political or administrative decision as to “justification.” For example, it’s not difficult to imagine some racist black prosecutor deciding any and all killings of white people by black people are “justified” and refusing to prosecute.
Which is, of course, what happened in most of America for quite some time to blacks. And I’m opposed to that, too.
I wish this tired old man would just disappear. He peaked 50 years ago.
Sen. John McCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOin
“and by how many armed men is Mr McLame protected 24/7/366? At taxpayers expense,no less!”
I was at town halls where Senator McCain spoke. There was some security at one, at another, I only saw some local sheriff deputies, and they seemed there mostly to insure order.
I was within 15 feet of Senator McCain each time. It he has security, he is not worried about lone assassins.
No one checked for guns at these town halls, and it was legal to carry them there.
I am appalled by Senator McCain’s positions, but I am pretty sure that he does not get 24/7 security provided by the government.
I would gladly trade Senator McCain for Senator Cruz.
Failing that, any chance of cloning Senator Cruz?
We have open primaries here, and the Democrats wink at him and don’t run real opposition. They don’t have to. He’s one of them.
What a pathetic, pandering POS he is.
Senator John McLame is nothing but a thinly-discussed PUPPET of the left! He should be ASHAMED of his IGNORANCE!
I don't respect McCain's view, but I don't frankly see the connection between stand your ground laws that were not involved and a strictly self defense case. That is akin to calling for repeal of laws against fraud because someone was charged with robbery. Whatever the issue, McCain can't keep from being wrong about it.
McCain sees himself as one of those indispensable men the graveyards are so full of. I bet he runs again in 2016.
What a PANDERING ASS...
Rather see him vacationing with Jimmy Hoffa.
The ‘big government’ agenda is to pass amnesty after the August break. Now consider, how must ‘big government’ placate its separatists groups? Why IF lord McCain does not appear for appearance sake all wrought and uptight over the politicized reaction to a self defense case then one separatist group might get a whiff of what ‘big government’ is about to do to them after Congress takes its August break.
Zimmerman is not the stereotypical visual of a hate filled ‘redneck’... and strangely ‘big government’ had no problems sending ‘stand your ground weaponry’ south of the border? Zimmerman is the stereotypical visual of amnesty! Big government is attempting to make ‘conservatives’ of all ethnicity the devil for things accused without merit or foundation.
Consider the source....McCain has lost what little sane brain he had left!!! What a waste this McCain dude has turned out to be!!! Sickening!!!
McCain, Durbin, Holder, Obama; all you Federal officials keep your lame, incompetent asses out of State Law!
They'll find Hoffa before they find McCain's brain.
Oh, shut up, John.
“I respect his view, but I dont frankly see the connection,” McCain said of his Texas Republican colleague.”
Of course you wouldn’t John, because your just as anti-gun as Obama.
The only reason this fool doesn’t join the Democrat party is because he’d be thrown out on his ass in the next election.
Oh, and Johnnie, for the 10 thousandth time, the Zimmerman case had NOTHING to do with “Stand Your Ground”.
I don’t know a single southern Arizonan who’s ever voted for him for his cushy Senate job. He hates most of us and openly scorns and has his staff argue with we the people. (He and his staff are the country’s greatest supporters of wide open borders.)
From what I understand, it’s Sun City (retirement area) and a lot of other areas around Phoenix where he has people really fooled (and/or paid off). And, like Luke said - lots of Dem fans too.
“In what officials caution is now a dangerous and even deadly crime wave, Phoenix, Arizona has become the kidnapping capital of America, with more incidents than any other city in the world outside of Mexico City and over 370 cases last year alone....In fact, kidnappings and other crimes connected to the Mexican drug cartels are quickly spreading across the border, from Texas to California. The majority of the victims are either illegal aliens or connected to the drug trade.”
Me-too McCain screams, “Look at me!”
If he were wily, he would just change the name, like from "Stand Your Ground" to "Self-Defense Civil Rights Act". Easy.