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    ... hearing on Stand Your Ground laws, gun safety regulations and ALEC was postponed, and you won't guess why:

    A Senate hearing on so-called "stand your ground" laws set for Tuesday has been postponed in light of the shootings in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has announced.

    The hearing was being held in response to concerns about "stand your ground" laws following the not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, who killed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Such laws allow people who feel threatened to respond with deadly force.
    "In light of today’s tragic shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., tomorrow’s hearing on stand your ground laws has been postponed to a later date," Durbin spokesman Max Gleischman said in a statement.

    Witnesses who were set to testify included Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton.

    I hope we get that hearing, and I hope the Senator invites members of the Dream Defenders to testify.

    Rand Paul is to civil liberties as the Disney Channel is to subtle and nuanced acting.

    by Tortmaster on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 02:31:44 PM PDT

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