I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family, but we’re just days away from the start of the 2018 legislative session.
Eleven days, in fact.
And the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance is hard at work getting ready for an all-out battle over Stand-Your-Ground!
Just like we saw with the Constitutional Carry fight, legislation this important doesn’t become law on its own.
Instead, it takes as much grassroots pressure as we can muster, to force the politicians in Boise to stand up and fight for the Second Amendment.
It’s easy to pass a gun bill. What’s hard is to pass a strong bill that is not chock full of compromises and sell outs.
For example, the “Constitutional Carry” bill which passed in North Dakota is so watered down, that it’s now illegal to carry a loaded handgun in your vehicle — a step backwards in their gun laws!
And in Alaska, Constitutional Carry was undermined at the last minute to include a requirement to notify law enforcement if you are carrying a firearm.
That’s why it’s vital that you and I make sure we get a ‘clean’ Stand-Your-Ground bill, free of watered down amendments.
As part of that process, the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance has been busy collecting signed petition from gun owners, demanding passage of Stand-Your-Ground legislation.
We will be delivering these petitions to the legislature early in the 2018 legislative session, to make sure they know exactly how important this is to their constituents.
We already have thousands of signed petitions printed off and ready to go!
But there is still time to add your name to this massive pile of gun owners — if you act fast.
Stand-Your-Ground is no mystery.
It simply states that if your life is being threatened, you have no duty to retreat. You can “Stand-Your-Ground” and protect yourself and your family.
And despite what you may read in the FAKE NEWS, Stand-Your-Ground will not protect people who murder another human being.
It simply protects gun owners who are forced to defend their lives and want both criminal and civil protections in the event they are forced to use their firearm in self-defense.
Research has shown that all citizens can benefit from Stand-Your-Ground.
But that doesn’t mean that the Idaho Statesman, the Post Register, and the Idaho State Journal won’t do all they can to distort the truth –- just like they did when they tried to stop Constitutional Carry.
The best way for us to combat these lies and FAKE NEWS, is with your grassroots pressure.
And make sure that you forward this email to your friends and family so that they can sign their petition as well.
We’ve made tremendous progress here in Idaho in the past year with the passage of Constitutional Carry, but it’s time we finish the fight and pass Stand-Your-Ground law too.
We aren’t guaranteed these massive pro-gun majorities forever. It’s possible that an anti-gun Democrat could end up as our next Governor! So this year is crucial.
We have to act now, while we can.
Once you’ve signed your petition, please also consider a contribution to help the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance lead this fight in Boise!
We need help in mobilizing gun owners.
We need help to be able to run radio ads at a moment’s notice.
We need help to run our direct mail programs, to mobilize as many gun owners as possible.
And if you have already renewed, please consider a special donation to help us with our legislative program!
Idaho Second Amendment Alliance
P.S. With the start of the 2018 legislative session just eleven days away, the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance is getting ready for a major battle over Stand-Your-Ground!