Democrats in Washington are launching an all-out war to destroy state self-defense laws.
A newly-floated Democrat amendment would threaten to cut off crime prevention grants to any state with a Stand Your Ground law on the books, forcing states to eliminate the law in order to receive the grant.
These rabid anti-gunners are demanding that states put the law on the side of armed criminals, or else!
Will you take action right now to oppose the destruction of Stand Your Ground self-defense laws by filling out your Stand Your Ground Citizen Survey below?
The bad news is, without your IMMEDIATE help, I’m afraid they may succeed.
Stand Your Ground Laws simply state that law-abiding gun owners do not have a “duty to retreat” and cannot be prosecuted for defending themselves against criminal attack.
Do you really want to be second-guessing yourself if an armed thug is attacking you or a loved one?
Well, in states without Stand your Ground, being targeted by an anti-gun prosecutor is almost as dangerous as being attacked by a criminal.
After all, there’s nothing prosecutors with big egos and bigger political ambitions love more than to say they’re “tough on gun crime.”
So they look for every opportunity to nail law-abiding gun owners to the wall and crow as if they’ve just locked away a few Bloods’ and Crips’ gang bangers for good!
Worse, even if the armed citizen is found innocent, it can be virtually meaningless.
In a recent tragic case in Iowa — which has no Stand Your Ground Law — a black former law enforcement officer and security guard, Jay Rodney Lewis, was thrown in jail for 112 days after defending himself against two white attackers.
One of the thugs was a drunken convicted felon with over 40 criminal charges going back 15 years!
Mr. Lewis was finally found innocent of all charges.
But during the time he was imprisoned, he lost his home, his car, his firearms collection and nearly everything else.
So where were the outraged headlines about this story?
Why didn’t the national media — so desperate to play the race card — ever report on this tragedy?
You and I both know the reason.
Guns are used an estimated 2.5 MILLION times per year by law-abiding citizens to deter crime, but there’s literally NEVER a mention about that fact in the press.
Instead, the gun-grabbers lay and wait with baited breath for a story where they can twist the facts to SMEAR our country’s “gun culture” and complain that we’re not more like Europe where victims are disarmed and criminals can roam free.
Now, the gun-grabbers and the national press are deriding Florida as the “Gunshine State” for daring to protect law-abiding gun owners’ rights to self-defense!
Worse, their scheme is working.
Florida’s Republican Governor, Rick Scott, has announced he’d be willing to “to look at any laws that made citizens feel uncomfortable.”
And sadly, Governor Scott isn’t the only Republican nationwide who suddenly went spineless.
In fact, I’m afraid if Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law falls, it could create a domino effect all over the country.
Not only could we see these critical laws repealed, but it could embolden anti-gun politicians to ram through even more new gun control schemes at the state level, including:
*** Psychological “screening” and “proof of need” requirements designed to arbitrarily allow government officials to deny law-abiding citizens before they can obtain a concealed-carry permit;
*** “Permit to purchase” requiring gun owners to go through an extensive training and permitting process just to be able to buy a handgun;
*** So-called “Assault Weapons” Bans designed to ELIMINATE gun ownership of all semi-automatic rifles and shotguns — even those commonly used for hunting.
As fights begin to heat up throughout the country, my goal is to deliver surveys to key legislators and Governors to prove that it’s you and me who truly have the backing of the grassroots.
The gun-grabbers can yell and scream all they want. But at the end of the day, they’re a paper tiger.
If I can run a full-scale program, they simply won’t be able to match our grassroots muscle.
But without a program like this, the only noise politicians will hear will be coming from the anti-gun media.
And THAT is a recipe for disaster.
Executive Vice President
P.S. The Trayvon Martin incident in Florida has given the gun-grabbers a new crusade — and that’s to REPEAL Stand Your Ground Laws and a host of other anti-gun initiatives.
It’s up to you and me to FIGHT BACK.
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