McCain joins Obama in criticism of self defense laws

By Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (PA) July 22, 2013 –

john_mccain-2WASHINGTON– Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., agreed with his former opponent, President Obama, that “stand your ground” laws need to be re-examined, nationally and in his home state.”The ‘stand your ground’ law may be something that may need to be reviewed by the Florida legislature or any other legislature that has passed such legislation,” McCain said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.

McCain praised comments made by President Obama following the George Zimmerman verdict about racial tensions that have been exposed by the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

“What I got out of the president’s statement, which I thought was very impressive, is that we need to have more conversation in America,” McCain said. “I need to talk to more of my Hispanic organizations in my state. I need to talk to more African-American organizations.

“We’ve still got a long way to go, and I think the president very appropriately highlighted a lot of that … as only the president of the United States can.”

McCain took the opportunity to disagree with Sen. Ted Cruz (R- Texas), who believes the Obama administration’s review of “stand your ground” laws is an attempt to further limit the rights of gun owners.

“Isn’t it time for America to come together?” McCain said. “I’d rather have a message of coming together and discussing these issues rather than condemning.”

About 30 states have some form of the law, including Pennsylvania, whose “stand your ground” provision was signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett in 2011. Pennsylvania’s law differs from Florida’s because of a requirement that the assailant also must have a lethal weapon.

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  1. Senator_Blutarsky | Reply

    Mccain – you said – “is that we need to have more conversation in America,” McCain said.

    Lets discuss why you have worked fervently to seal your POW records, even after 40 years. The award-winning documentary film, “Missing, Presumed Dead: The Search For America’s POWs” backs up allegations that John McCain repeatedly thwarted attempts by U.S. Senate investigators to examine the abandonment of American POWs in Southeast Asia and North Korea.

    “Missing Presumed Dead,” which won two film festival “Best Documentary” awards, explores McCain’s successful attempt to pass a stealth bill in the Senate which effectively keeps his POW records sealed in perpetuity and provides insight into why he does not want these records ever to be made public – including the revelation of the many propaganda radio broadcasts he delivered for the North Vietnamese. The film also explains why McCain’s refusal of early release from a North Vietnamese POW camp had a less than honorable motive.

    The charges against McCain are revealed in the documentary by such political luminaries as former New Hampshire Senator Bob Smith; Jesse Helms’ chief of staff, Dr. James Lusier; former Congressman Bob Dornan; U.S. Senate lead investigator, Tracy Usery; and author, Dr. Joseph Douglass, Jr. (“Betrayed”).

    McCain crashed 5 jets, plus was responsible for the Forrestal fire.
    Surviving crewmen of the USS Forestal and those who investigated the Forrestal fire case reported that McCain deliberately ‘wet-started’ his A-4E Skyhawk to shake up the guy in the F-4 Phantom behind his plane.

    ‘Wet-starts’, done either deliberately (the starter motor switch allowed kerosene to pool in the engine and give a wet start) or accidentally, shoot a large flame from the tail of the aircraft.’Wet starting’ was a common practice among young ‘hot-dog’ pilots.

    In McCain’s case, the ‘wet-start”cooked off’ and launched the M34 Zuni rocket from the rear F-4 that punctured the Skyhawk’s fueltank, knocked the M-65 1000 lb bomb off it’s 500 lb rated mount, and touched off the explosions and massive fire.
    When the carrier Oriskany came along side, and McCain was put in a chopper and whisked away. McCain was the only Forrestal crewman to be immediately transferred .Many feel McCain left for his own safety, because the crew wanted blood.

    134 dead, 161 injured. He was a goof off in high school and at the academy, finished at the bottom of his class destroying 3 airplanes and his record in the navy was such that he saw no opportunity to advance to the admiralty and chose politics instead.

    This was covered up because his father commanded the Pacific fleet. He was immediately transfered off the Forrestal. Creedence Clearwater had a song titled ” Fortunate Son “. I bet they had Johnny in mind………

    Mccain was co-sponsor with Ted Kennedy of the nefarious 2006 ” Amnesty bill” for illegal aliens. His entire shameful political career was unremarkable and voting record would be establishment-globalist. Just like the Bushes.

    All the above was well-known to RNC insiders, yet they manipulated heaven and earth to have this morally deficient excuse for a human being, be the setup man for Obama – a patsy like Bob Dole.

    And anyone wonders why the GOP is a dead elephant ?

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