Update: The Hearing was Postponed due to the shooting in DC
This next Tuesday there will be a hearing on the Stand Your Ground Law, the popular state level law that was brought into question during the Zimmerman trial. The Judicial Committee's subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights will be holding the hearing. The hearing is entitled "'Stand Your Ground' Laws: Civil Rights and Public Safety Implications of the Expanded Use of Deadly Force.” Please contact the Senators in this committee and remind them that Stand Your Ground is common sense.
The Members of the Subcommittee are
Dick Durbin, Illinois (Chairman)
Al Franken, Minnesota
Christopher A. Coons, Delaware
Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut
Mazie Hirono, Hawaii
Ted Cruz, Texas (Ranking Member)
Lindsey Graham, South Carolina
John Cornyn, Texas
Orrin G. Hatch, Utah
Thankfully, Republican hero Ted Cruz is the ranking member of this subcommittee. We can be assured that he will protect our right to self-defense.