Number one, precisely because law enforcement is often determined at the state and local level, I think it would be productive for the Justice Department, governors, mayors to work with law enforcement about training at the state and local levels [...]
[T]hat’s one area where I think there are a lot of resources and best practices that could be brought to bear if state and local governments are receptive. And I think a lot of them would be. And let’s figure out are there ways for us to push out that kind of training. [...]
I know that there’s been commentary about the fact that the “stand your ground” laws in Florida were not used as a defense in the case. On the other hand, if we’re sending a message as a society in our communities that someone who is armed potentially has the right to use those firearms even if there’s a way for them to exit from a situation, is that really going to be contributing to the kind of peace and security and order that we’d like to see?
As usual, there is a great deal more blather padding out these remarks, but Obama is trying to turn this “crisis” into yet another opportunity for the Federal government to moot state and local government and make citizens dependent on The State for their every need.
He won’t be happy until he gets blood in the streets. Because then he’ll really have an excuse to crack down.