The start of the 2018 legislative session is only 7 days away!
As you know, this will be a shortened session this year.
This means that we have to act fast as we make our push on Stand-Your-Ground law!
To do that, we are hoping to drop off a MASSIVE pile of petitions from gun owners in Minnesota at the very beginning of the legislative session.
With thousands of gun owners having already signed their petition, I hope you will as well!
More on that below.
As a reminder, Stand-Your-Ground law is a very simple concept that would simply remove the duty to retreat that currently exists here in Minnesota, before you can defend yourself from an armed criminal!
As insane as it sounds, Minnesota is one of only a few states that hasn’t already enacted this life-saving legislation.
After all, if you are facing a life and death situation, the last thing you should be thinking about is ‘have I retreated enough steps’ before defending yourself!
This common sense legislation is sweeping the country, as Missouri and Iowa have enacted this legislation in just the past two years.
What’s more, it’s being considered in states like Ohio, Wisconsin, Nebraska.
And our gun brothers at the Wyoming Gun Owners are cramming it through the Wyoming Senate as we speak!
But as we all know here in Minnesota, our legislature is extremely moderate and very unwilling to advance gun legislation without being pushed.
And that’s why I am counting on your signed petition, to send a message to the politicians in St Paul that we are not playing games — that we expect them to pass this legislation this year!
In addition to removing the duty to retreat, Stand-Your-Ground law should include additional important protections, including:
>>> The establishment of criminal immunity language which states that if
the underlying shooting was justified, you cannot be prosecuted for not
retreating before defending yourself.
>>> A similar civil immunity protection which states that if you were not
charged or were found ‘Not Guilty’ in criminal court, you cannot be
>>> Language that clarifies ‘third party’ defense here in Minnesota, allowing
you to defend your friends and family, just like you could defend
yourself in an attack.
That’s why it’s so essential that we pass Stand-Your-Ground here in Minnesota, to protect law abiding gun owners from being abused by the system as some already have.
That starts with making sure the legislature knows that gun owners are organized and ready to hold their elected officials accountable!
Nothing says that like a mountain of petitions in St Paul the moment they gavel back in.
Minnesota is at a crossroads.
While being led by a legislature that professes their loyalty to the Second Amendment, as you can see from the image below, our laws certainly don’t reflect that.
Shucks, even California has better self-defense laws than we do here in Minnesota! California!
This is an election year.
After the legislature killed Constitutional Carry last year and stopped up Stand-Your-Ground law before it could be voted on, it’s up to them to prove to you and me why they should be re-elected.
That’s why the upcoming session is so important!
That’s also why I am hoping that in addition to your signed petition, you will make a donation to help Minnesota Gun Rights lead this major fight.
We’ve put a budget together to cover direct mail, massive numbers of emails, social media work, and even radio and TV ads if we can afford it.
But MGR doesn’t run on the support of an out-of-state billionaire like Michael Bloomberg, like so many gun-control groups do.
We only operate with the support of gun owners like you.
So if you can make a major investment in this fight of $250 to $500, we would be very grateful!
I know that’s a lot, but the stakes are high this session.
Either way, please sign your petition right away, as the start of the 2018 legislative session is only 7 days away.
Minnesota Gun Rights
P.S. With the 2018 legislative session only 7 days away, I need all hands on deck as Minnesota Gun Rights is trying to enact Stand-Your-Ground law during this shortened session!
We are planning to drop off a mountain of signed petitions in the opening days of the session!
Between this being an election year, as well as being a shortened session, I hope you’ll be generous with your financial support as well so we can activate gun owners with mail, email, Facebook, and radio/TV ads!
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