The official unemployment rate is still stuck over 7%, and real unemployment is far worse. The federal government is also going to hit the debt ceiling as soon as they run out of tricky accounting methods. So what are Senate Democrats doing? They’re scheduling hearings on Stand Your Ground laws.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin announced Friday he will hold hearings on so-called “stand your ground” laws passed by states, interjecting Congress in the ongoing controversy surrounding the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
The hearings, to be held in September, will address concerns from Democrats that laws allowing the use of deadly force in the face of a physical threat have altered the legal meaning of self-defense. (Read More)
They also plan to investigate the NRA as part of these hearings. So in two months we’ll still be talking about Trayvon Martin while the Democrats work to strip us of our right to self defense. Great.