Imagine the flood of emotions you’d feel hearing the words “GUILTY” ring out from a Judge’s lips.
You dared to use a firearm in self-defense against a violent criminal who was attacking you and your family.
After hearing the verdict, the smug anti-gun prosecutor cuts you a glance, smiles, and whispers, “Gotcha!”
Both of you knew you did nothing wrong.
But he wants to appear “tough on gun crime.” And he was able to convince the jury you were a madman just itching for a fight.
And right now, under current Minnesota law, there’s absolutely nothing you can do.
That’s why I’m counting on you to please sign and submit the petitions we’ve prepared for you. More on that below.
As you’ll see, these petitions urge your State Representative and State Senator to cosponsor and vote to pass the Minnesota Stand-Your-Ground Bill.
In 2017, we made some major headway on advancing Stand-Your-Ground through the Public Safety AND Rules committees.
And now, with the recent passage of Stand-Your-Ground in both Iowa and Missouri — it’s time for us to continue the fight for Stand-Your-Ground in Minnesota as well!
With the 2018 legislative session rapidly approaching, my goal is to generate a flood of petitions to place on state legislators’ desks as soon as they are back in session!
If passed, the Minnesota Stand-Your-Ground Bill would simply state that law-abiding Minnesota gun owners can defend themselves against criminal attack without fear of being targeted by an anti-gun prosecutor.
Under Stand-Your-Ground, law-abiding gun owners would:
1) Face no so-called “duty to retreat.”
Under current Minnesota law, you have a duty to retreat from a criminal
attacker before you can defend yourself or your loved ones.
In a situation where your life is on the line, the LAST thing you want to
be thinking about is what some anti-gun judge or prosecutor might say.
2) Receive criminal immunity from anti-gun prosecutors.
In other words, no more anti-gun prosecutors trying to make an example
of you — or taking a case to court to make a political statement.
3) Receive civil immunity.
That means the money-grubbing family of some thug you had to defend
yourself against can’t come after you in court and sue you for millions!
Without each piece of this three-legged stool — which Minnesota citizens DO NOT currently enjoy — those who defend themselves are effectively sitting ducks.
So every year — from Rochester to Thief River Falls, from Pipestone to Duluth — law-abiding gun owners face the prospect of being prosecuted for simply defending themselves!
I’m sure the gun-grabbers think to themselves, “that serves you right!”
After all, whenever some criminal commits some horrific crime, don’t the gun-grabbers always rush to place blame — not on the criminals themselves — but on law-abiding gun owners?
So is it really any surprise Minnesota law doesn’t explicitly protect gun owners — even when it’s your safety at stake?
I don’t know about you, but I believe the law should put the interests of law-abiding Minnesota citizens ahead of common thugs and criminals.
So do a vast majority of Minnesota citizens.
Despite this, gun-grabbers have so far succeeded in derailing passage of Stand-Your-Ground.
But with your help today, I believe we can fight back against Bloomberg’s forces in Minnesota and make major advancements in our Second Amendment rights.
That’s why it’s time to turn up the heat on the politicians once again in St Paul and FORCE them to take action to protect our Second Amendment rights and PASS Stand-Your-Ground law!
In fact, my hope is that when politicians return to St Paul, they will see petitions stacked a mile high, all insisting on Stand-Your-Ground.
The good news is, just forcing a vote on Stand-Your-Ground legislation puts you and me in a win/win situation in 2018.
That’s because there’s no vote the gun-grabbers in BOTH parties fear more.
If you and I force public, roll-call votes on Stand-Your-Ground in both houses of the Minnesota State Legislature, ALL the gun-grabbers in BOTH parties will finally be exposed.
Either you and I will get the votes we need to pass Stand-Your-Ground — or gun-grabbers pay the price in the next election.
Second Amendment supporters will make sure of it.
But this effort cannot wait a moment longer.
That’s why I’m counting on your immediate action to make Stand-Your-Ground a reality, and that starts with your signed petition!
But it’s going to take resources I don’t currently have on hand to rally pro-gun Minnesota citizens to our cause.
So in addition to your signed petitions, won’t you please agree to include your most generous contribution right away?
Your generous contribution today will help Minnesota Gun Rights turn up the heat on the State Legislature with a massive grassroots program, including:
>>> Generating 150,000 petitions from all over Minnesota insisting the
State Legislature pass Stand-Your-Ground;
>>> Using email, social media and Internet ads to mobilize an additional
50,000 Minnesota gun owners from all over the state;
>>> Working the blogs and granting media interviews to explain exactly
why Stand-Your-Ground would make Minnesota freer and safer;
>>> Paying for hard-hitting radio, newspaper and even TV ads to ensure
politicians are feeling the most heat right before they’re forced to vote.
This is the exactly the type of plan it will take to make Stand-Your-Ground a reality in Minnesota.
And it’s the type of plan only Minnesota Gun Rights can put into action — and only with your help.
I know that’s a lot to ask for.
Of course, if that’s too much, please agree to at least $50 or $25.
Every dollar will help me push for Stand-Your-Ground in Minnesota by mobilizing as many gun owners as possible.
Minnesota Gun Rights
P.S. Without Stand-Your-Ground, many law-abiding Minnesota gun owners are sitting ducks for prosecutors who are looking to nail gun owners to the wall.
If passed, Stand-Your-Ground would simply state that law-abiding Minnesota gun owners can defend themselves against criminal attack without having to retreat first and without fear of being targeted by some anti-gun prosecutor.
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