Her heart is pounding.
Her mind in a constant state of fear.
Is she safe? Are her kids okay?
This is an all too common scenario with women who are wondering whether or not their ex-boyfriend or ex-husband, who used to abuse them, is going to do something worse.
Can Constitutional Carry help protect them?
Yes, it can!
We accomplished that feat in 2016, but there’s more to do — more on that in a moment.
First, imagine that the scenario above is your daughter, mother, sister, or friend who is in a constant state of fear from an ex-husband or ex-boyfriend.
An ex who has evil in his heart and is waiting to strike.
An ex who is likely much larger in stature and much stronger physically.
The big question on everyone’s mind is, how do we stop him from hurting her?
The Michael Bloomberg’s of the world would have you believe that you just need a restraining order against him.
Or they believe that with a court order telling the ex that he can’t have a gun that somehow, magically, that burning rage to hurt her is just going to go away.
But you and I know that isn’t true.
Someone who is intent on murdering or harming another person is not going to be deterred by reason, or another gun control law.
Remember the story of Carol Browne from New Jersey?
New Jersey is a state with some of the strictest gun laws in the country, including a waiting period for a permit to buy a handgun and a requirement for another permit to carry that gun.
After filing her application, Ms. Browne followed up with the police several times to inquire about her permit to buy her handgun.
Her ex-boyfriend was stalking her and making threats to harm her.
She needed the permit for a handgun to protect herself from her blood-thirst ex-boyfriend.
Waiting, Carol lived in constant fear.
Unfortunately, the police never got her permit to her in time and Carol was slaughtered by her ex-boyfriend in her own driveway — stabbed to death.
Clearly, gun control laws and court orders would not stop this murdering thug from carrying out his desired actions.
He found a way and the State left her to die.
What if New Jersey had had Constitutional Carry in addition to no waiting period?
What if Ms. Browne had been able to go down to her local gun shop, purchase the handgun, and then immediately be able to carry it?
How much more empowered would she have felt?
How much safer would she have felt?
She would instantly have had the ability to stand up and fight back against her attacker!
And that’s what Constitutional Carry can do for so many women who live in fear of their ex’s.
They know that laws are not going to stop their attackers.
The only thing that can stop them is the “great equalizer.”
And that’s just one of the reasons that the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance fought so hard for Constitutional Carry!
Now that Idahoans, including women who want to defend themselves against an angry ex, can carry their firearms without government permission, we need to ensure that when they use that firearm in self-defense, the law is on their side.
That’s why we need real Stand-Your-Ground in Idaho!
You see, an old Idaho case law says that you have no “duty to retreat” in the face of danger.
The problem is, they left a big “BUT” in the case law.
And that “but” says that a prosecutor can submit evidence to a jury that says you could have ran away!
Meaning, you just defended your life from a murderous thug and now you have to hope a jury and judge agree with your actions.
That’s a risk and burden we don’t think law-abiding gun owners should have to bear.
That’s why we need your help!
>>> Next, make sure to send this email to all your family and friends in Idaho so they can sign as well.
Every level of membership helps us accomplish our goals of defending and preserving the 2nd Amendment by mobilizing as many gun owners as we can.
Our enemies are mobilized and pushing hard to kill our rights.
Bloomberg and his anti-gun cronies will stop at nothing to defeat Stand-Your-Ground in Idaho!
It’s time to stand up and fight back.
Chairman of the Board