Holder’s interest in the Zimmerman case has now become crystal clear: he wants to end Stand Your Ground laws.
In a speech to the NAACP, Attorney General Eric Holder said it was time to question Stand Your Ground laws, saying:
It’s time to question laws, that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense, and so dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods…These laws try to fix something that was never broken.
It now makes sense why the Department of Justice continues the witch hunt against George Zimmerman, and this is frankly a big deal. Stand Your Ground laws provide legal justification in the use of force against a threat, without having to first prove that no retreat was possible. I’ve said it before and you’ll likely keep hearing it – the 2014 midterm elections are going to be extremely important for gun laws.