The American Firearms Association is on Capitol Hill this week, meeting with Members of Congress and their staff urging them to support the National Stand-Your-Ground Act (H.R. 6248)!
AFA’s Executive Vice-President Patrick Parsons, and myself, recorded this update from just outside the Capitol in D.C. to give you all the latest details.
Please watch the video below, then TAKE ACTION in support of this life-saving legislation by signing your petition to PASS Congressman Matt Gaetz’ National Stand-Your-Ground Act, H.R. 6248!
H.R. 6248 would completely overhaul America’s self-defense laws and provide vital protections for law-abiding gun owners by:
>>> Stating that the American people have the right to use deadly force to stop a predator before he can carry out a violent crime that could result in ‘great bodily harm’ or death.
>>> Extending these protections to gun owners who are justified in threatening to use force, but don’t have to use it. In many cases (think Mark McCloskey) criminals run away when they see their target is armed. The law should cover you in that case.
>>> Clarifying that a gun owner who is forced to defend himself or another innocent person, may do so without having to retreat first. Without this language, you could wind up facing the same felony charges that Kyle Rittenhouse did!
>>> Limiting who can use Stand-Your-Ground law as an affirmative defense to those who are not engaged in criminal activity and who are legally present at the time of the use of force, ensuring that criminals can’t use this law as cover in court.
We shouldn’t need a law like this. The criminal justice system should protect innocent people who are forced to defend themselves, while they work to imprison violent criminals. But these days, it works in reverse. That’s why we need H.R. 6248!
Congressman Gaetz has done his part by sponsoring this legislation. Now it’s time that the rest of the Republicans do their part and cosponsor the bill.
Gaetz’s Stand-Your-Ground Act is about more than just improving the self-defense laws in this country and restraining ‘woke’ prosecutors. It’s also a vital part of holding the line against Nancy Pelosi’s war against our gun rights.
Gun owners were on defense through 2021 because we had to be. But an important part of any defensive fight is going on offense, forcing your opponent to spend their energy trying to stop you.
Congressman Gaetz understands this — that’s why he filed the National Stand-Your-Ground Act in the first place.
American Firearms Association
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