Published On: Tue, Jul 23rd, 2013

John McCain says ‘stand your ground’ laws should be re-examined

During an interview with Candy Crowley on  CNN’s State of the Union, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) discussed the Trayvon Martin and whether the teen received justice.

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McCain said,  “I trust the judgment of the jury of his peers of individuals — I can’t second guess — no one that I know of has said that this case was flawed, that it was corrupt, that there was anything wrong with the system of justice.”

The senior Senator from Arizona also commended President Obama  and the comments about race that he made on Friday. He told Crowley that Obama provided a very honest perspective on race, and it is a message that needs to be heard.

When the topic turned to the “Stand your ground” (SYG) laws that are found in some 30 states, including McCain’s home state of Arizona, he said, “The ‘stand your ground’ law may be something that may needs to be reviewed by the Florida legislature or any other legislature that has passed such legislation.”

He added, “I’m confident that the members of the Arizona legislature will [review SYG], because it is a very controversial legislation.”

While expressing disagreement with fellow Senator, Ted Cruz of Texas, who said it’s a continuance of the Obama administration’s attack on the Second Amendment, McCain responded, “Isn’t it time for America to come together?” McCain asked. “I’d rather have a message of coming together and discussing these issues rather than condemning.

“I respect (Cruz’s) view, but I don’t frankly see the connection,” he added.

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