You see it on the news almost every night.
New York State and many cities in America are being rocked with violence, looting and arson at the hands of Antifa/BLM terrorists.
New York City has turned into a gang-infested war zone, with the cops themselves under attack by Mayor Bill de Blasio and other leftist politicians.
But it’s not just New York City that’s being affected.
Rochester has been rocked with violence, with sections of downtown being totally shut down by violent protesters who have clashed with the police for two weeks straight.
Rioters have caused mayhem in Buffalo, Albany, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, and dozens of other communities across the state.
Traditionally, when a group of thugs use violence to accomplish their political agenda, they are labeled as ‘political terrorists’ and arrested.
But as we’ve seen for the last few months now, that’s not happening anymore.
On the contrary, Governor Cuomo is ordering the arrest and prosecution of New York’s police officers, creating waves of retirements in police departments across our state.
And as violent thugs tear down our statues and destroy our history, anti-gun radicals like Antifa and BLM are still demanding passage of radical gun control.
America-hating leftist politicians at the local and state level — eager to please these violent thugs — are falling all over themselves in agreement.
We say absolutely hell no.
Law abiding New Yorkers have had enough.
All that these riots, looting and violence have proven is how desperately New York State needs Stand-Your-Ground law — so that law-abiding citizens don’t go to prison for the ‘crime’ of protecting themselves against violent attackers.
The good news is that Senator Rob Ortt and Assemblyman David DiPietro have already filed our Stand-Your-Ground legislation (S-7915/A-10114) and we have over a dozen cosponsors in the Senate.
Now we need to build support for it across the state!
Under the NYS Firearms Association’s Stand-Your-Ground law, innocent gun owners would:
1) Face no so-called ‘duty to retreat’ while under attack.
Under current New York law, you are required to try to get away from a criminal attacker before being able to legally use self-defense to protect yourself.
In a situation where your life is on the line, the LAST thing you want to be thinking about is whether or not you’ve retreated far enough to satisfy the urges of an anti-gun judge who wants to destroy you;
2) Receive criminal immunity from anti-gun prosecutors.
This legislation would protect you from anti-gun prosecutors who want to destroy your life just to send a political message. The McCloskey family, in St. Louis, MO is a great example of this malicious prosecution.
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!
4) Be covered for the ‘threatened use of force.’
Right now, there are no legal protections for a gun owner who pulls his firearm in fear for his safety, but who does not have to pull the trigger because the criminal flees the scene.
This legislation would protect gun owners who threaten the use of force, so long as the threat of that force was justified under the circumstances.
Without each piece of this four-legged stool –- none of which New Yorkers currently enjoy — those who defend themselves are sitting ducks.
So every year — from Potsdam to NYC, Albany to Buffalo — law-abiding gun owners face the prospect of being prosecuted for simply defending themselves!
And with riots, looting and violence becoming the new norm, it’s time to redouble our efforts to pass this life-saving legislation.
After you do, I hope you’ll consider making a generous donation to the NYS Firearms Association.
The elections are less than two months away, and we are just days away from unveiling our first digital/radio ad that we will be running in a crucial State Senate race on Long Island!
But that’s just one race that we’re going to be actively exposing gun-grabbers in.
We’re taking the fight to Cuomo’s gun-hating leftists, and we’ll be exposing them for who they are before hundreds of thousands of pro-gun voters in races all over the state!
But we need your help to do it!
I know that’s a lot of money. And thanks to Governor Cuomo’s utter incompetence, our economy is in the gutter and we have massive unemployment across the state which means many New Yorkers are struggling.
Whatever you can afford, please just take action today.
For too long, gun owners have been under attack from Cuomo and his hate-America leftists in Albany without pushing back at election time.
That’s why the NYS Firearms Association was formed — to put a stop to that and battle back for our great Second Amendment!
For New York State,
NYS Firearms Association
P.S. George Soros funded Antifa and Black Lives Matter thugs are rioting, looting and burning cities here in New York State and across the country.
At the same time, our police are under attack by Governor Cuomo and others who are defunding them and trying to put them in jail!
That’s why we need Stand-Your-Ground law, now, so that New Yorkers can defend themselves from violent criminals! The bill has been filed, but we need to rally support for it!