House to vote on "Trayvon" amendmentHouse Democrats will offer an amendment to push to overturn stand-your-ground self-defense laws in states like Florida.The amendment would withhold some grants from states that have such laws."'Shoot-first' laws have already cost too many lives. In Florida alone, deaths due to self-defense have tripled since the law was enacted. Federal money shouldn't be spent supporting states with laws that endanger their own people," said Reps. Raul Grijalva of Arizona and Keith Ellison of Minnesota
With all (un)due respect; Correction to reps Grijalva & Ellison: Deaths of BAD GUYS due to self defense may have tripled since the law was enacted. Deaths of VICTIMS have probably decreased TEN FOLD. Those are stats we like!
Keep your federal funding! Red states don't need your blood money. Go pay for some more government entitlements with it! Or better yet, start paying down the debt and defect!