It’s time that gun owners in New York State go on offense.
For years, gun owners and the organizations that supposedly fought for them in Albany have been reacting to what Governor Cuomo and his socialist allies in Albany have said or done.
By doing that — by never going on the offensive with Cuomo’s radicals in Albany — those organizations surrendered the playing field and gave gun grabbers the belief that gun owners had given up.
But that’s about to end!
In just a few days, the New York State Firearms Association, in conjunction with our bill sponsors in the State Senate and the Assembly, will be introducing Stand-Your-Ground legislation in Albany!
In a nutshell, this bill would allow gun owners to use justifiable deadly force in their homes or any place else you are lawfully allowed to be, without having to retreat or face spurious criminal and civil charges.
The Stand-Your-Ground concept is already on the books in a stunning 36 states, including ‘blue’ states like Illinois, California, Washington, and Oregon, with three more states adopting these protections in just the last few years!
This legislation created a tidal wave in the legislature last year and gathered an impressive number of cosponsors before Governor Cuomo effective aborted the session last March.
And that is why I hope that you will immediately sign your petition in support of Stand-Your-Ground law, so we can show the politicians in Albany want gun owners expect of them!
The NYS Firearm’s Association’s Stand-Your-Ground law would totally reshape your right to self-defense — at a time when that is badly needed — by
>>> Removing the requirement that a gun owner retreat from a violent criminal before taking defensive action, allowing you to ‘stand your ground.’
As any police officer or veteran will tell you, the last thing you should do in the face of a violent criminal who wants to beat, rape, or kill you is turn your back on them!
This bill would remove the requirement to retreat from ‘any place you are lawfully present.’
>>> Providing critical criminal immunity protections to a gun owner who uses justifiable force in defense of his own or another’s life.
The bill would clarify that if you used reasonable force and there is no probable cause that you broke the law, you can not be arrested just because some anti-gun prosecutor wants to make an example out of you.
This would spare gun owners the nightmare of facing decades in prison due to baseless, politically motivated criminal charges.
>>> Establishing equally important civil immunity protections to gun owners who use appropriate levels of force in self-defense.
Everyone has heard the stories of gun owners, forced to shoot a violent criminal, who were cleared in court, only to be hit with a $10 million civil suit by the criminal or his estate.
This bill would provide civil immunity to you, provided that the criminal investigation found no wrongdoing on your part.
>>> Including protections for gun owners who threaten to use force while attempting to deescalate a dangerous situation.
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 cover the threatened use of force, so long as the threat of that force was justified under the circumstances.
I’m sure you can agree that passage of this bill would be one of the most important things that we could ever do for gun owners here in New York State!
If there was ever a time for Stand-Your-Ground law, it’s now!
Violent crime is out of control thanks to Governor Cuomo’s disastrous decision to release thousands of violent criminals onto our streets in response to Covid-19 and through the bail reform nightmare of 2019.
Law abiding New Yorkers absolutely need to be able to defend themselves, without having to worry about a bogus criminal or civil charge as a result!
That’s why I hope you will sign the petition that we have prepared for you, so that we can build support for this critical legislation.
After you do, I hope that you will consider a generous donation to help the NYS Firearms Association continue working for gun owners in Albany!
You see, unlike our enemies at the Capitol, we don’t have a billionaire funding our efforts.
But our founding fathers didn’t have the rich and powerful on their side when they fought for our freedoms during the Revolutionary War on New York battlefields like Stony Point, Johnstown, and Ticonderoga!
Patriotic Americans rose to the challenge then, and with your help, we are continuing that struggle for freedom today in New York State!
But your help would go a long way in enabling us to mobilize gun owners to support this legislation through social media campaigns, targeted direct mail, statewide email updates and more!
If you have that ability, please know that with the New York State Firearms Association going on offense, now is the time for you to be as generous as possible!
The amount of your gift is up to you, of course. I only ask that if you can make a donation, that you do so right away.
Whatever you do, sign your petition in support of Stand-Your-Ground law at once!
NYS Firearms Association
P.S. The NYS Firearms Association is very close to filing Stand-Your-Ground law here in Albany, which would allow gun owners to defend themselves from violent criminals without having to worry about being hit with bogus criminal charges!
Help us crank up the heat in Albany.