Biden: Trayvon case could spur Fla. gun law debate


Biden: Trayvon case could spur Fla. gun law debate

By Chad Sinclair

CBS News

March 31, 2012

(CBS News) Vice President Joe Biden said Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” gun laws will be a topic of debate in light of the controversy surrounding the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

“It’s important that people be put in a position where their Second Amendment rights are protected, but that they also don’t, as a consequence of the laws, unintendedly put themselves in harm’s way,” Biden told anchor Bob Schieffer in an interview to air on “Face the Nation” on Sunday.

Florida’s gun laws allow people to shoot in self-defense if they feel threatened. Mr. Biden, who was chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee for eight years, said that the Martin case underscores the need to ensure public safety in accordance with current gun laws.

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(Partisan Ranger Note: Sounds like hints at future gun control laws.)

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