Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) sits on her perch at Al Gore's Current TV, talking about how evil conservatives are and how around every corner lies a grave injustice that society has inflicted on one of its poor, defenseless citizens. I was struck by this image I recently came across while reading an article about the state of Michigan's "Stand Your Ground" gun law:
I'm diggin' the thuggish look, but truth be told, I'm not scared that Granholm will assault me; I'm worried she'll tax me. But I digress...
These days, Granholm is an ardent opponent of Stand Your Ground laws, which she identifies as a "Koch-fueled agenda" item. She excoriates politicians who support such "pro-conservative legislation." In fact, regarding the law, Granholm says:
This law is part of the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC’s, cluster of pro-NRA bills that shot through legislatures in the past few years. Florida’s was the first and seventeen states now have a version of this law, many with virtually identical language.
What Granholm doesn't mention, however, is that as governor, it was her signature of approval which made the state of Michigan one of those 17 states:
Many of the Michigan bills from 2006 – supported by the National Rifle Association, the Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners and other groups – won broad support from Republicans and Democrats alike.
They were signed by then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat.
But now, the
Democrat progressive gov wants her own laws repealed:
A spokeswoman for Granholm, now the host of a Current TV program, said the ex-governor doesn’t regret signing the bills. But she would favor narrowing the scope of the Michigan law.
“Now that we’ve seen how this has played out in real life, Gov. Granholm would support repeal of provisions that allow people to essentially take their “castle” out into the street,” said spokeswoman Liz Boyd.
“It's one thing when it's associated within the home; it's quite another to create a defense for a homicide that happens outside of the home. The governor would support narrowing the scope of the defense and correcting this unintended consequence.”