FIGURES… Obama Co-Sponsored Legislation Strengthening “Stand Your Ground” Laws in Illinois
On Friday Barack Obama called for a review of the controversial Stand Your Ground laws that were at the heart of the killing of Trayvon Martin.
“Could Trayvon Martin have stood his ground on that sidewalk?”
But back in 2004 Illinois state Senator Barack Obama co-sponsored legislation expanding the state’s Stand Your Ground laws.
Illinois Review reported:
The bill unanimously passed the Democrat-controlled Illinois Senate on March 25, 2004 with only one comment, and passed the Democrat-controlled Illinois House in May 2004 with only two votes in opposition.