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‘Stand Your Ground’ Supported By Democrats, Not Just GOP

Politicians and pundits continue to politicize the shooting of  17 year old Trayvon Martin, suggesting that the lawmakers who helped to expand self-defense rights – passing laws similar to Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law in their respective states – are somehow culpable for the teen’s death.

What’s fascinating though, is that many ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws were passed with bipartisan support.

AWR Hawkins from pointed this fact out eloquently in his two articles, one about former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat, and another about former Arizona Gov. and current Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, also a Democrat.  Both women signed ‘Stand Your Ground’ bills into law while in office in 2006.

With respect to former Gov. Napolitano, she enthusiastically supported the measure.

“She believes in the fundamental right of self-defense,” Jeanine L’Ecuyer, a spokeswoman for the former Gov., told the Arizona Daily Star. “And the law still requires the defendant to be in imminent peril of death or serious physical injury.”-[source]

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