Stacey Abrams and the radical left in Atlanta are coming after Georgia’s Stand-Your-Ground law with everything they have this year, and I need all hands on deck to SHUT THEM DOWN HARD!
As you know, GGO members shot down multiple attempts to repeal this life-saving legislation last year (SB 515 and HB 1190,) under Patrick Parson’s leadership.
More than that, after GGO exposed House Democratic Majority Leader Bob Trammell’s effort to repeal Stand-Your-Ground law with hard-hitting digital ads, gun owners in the 132nd House District threw him right out of office!
But the results of the Presidential election here in Georgia — not to mention the results of the two Senate runoffs — has the America-hating leftists in Atlanta convinced that the tide is turning on Stand-Your-Ground law.
Democratic State Representative Carl Gilliard (one of the worst gun-grabbers in Atlanta) has already filed this legislation for the 2021 session.
Even worse, the news is reporting that Republican State Representative Chuck Efstration is backing the bill as well, meaning this is a very dangerous, bipartisan, threat!
But before I tell you how Georgia Gun Owners is fighting back against this legislation, I wanted to make sure you knew about some of the exciting staff changes that have taken place here at GGO over the last few weeks.
With the radical left having complete control of Congress, it’s obvious that our gun rights need to be protected at the federal level more than ever before.
And that’s why Patrick Parsons, after serving as the Executive Director for GGO for over ten years, has taken a position as Chief of Staff to newly elected Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene!
You see, while she’s a new face in Congress, Congresswoman Greene is already becoming a national leader in the fight against Nancy Pelosi’s gun control agenda. And with Patrick Parsons working on her team, gun owners in Georgia (and across the country by extension) are going to be well served.
But don’t worry, as Chairman of the Board for GGO, I can assure you that the team we have brought in to replace Patrick Parsons will fight like hell to protect your gun rights!
More than that, this team of three brothers has successfully passed Stand-Your-Ground law in four states in just the last five years!
Aaron Dorr, our new Executive Director, passed Stand-Your-Ground law in Missouri in 2016, Iowa in 2017,_and Wyoming in 2018 working with GGO’s sister organizations in those states.
Chris Dorr, our new Political Director, passed Stand-Your-Ground law in Ohio just a couple of weeks ago, leading the fight for Ohio Gun Owners.
And Ben Dorr, our new Legislative Director, has been battling for Stand-Your-Ground law in blue Minnesota for years, and is closer than ever to passing this through the Senate!
In fact, this team has been so successful at fighting for Stand-Your-Ground law that they have been attacked by Shannon Watts, Michael Bloomberg’s media empire, the Washington Post and dozens of other FAKE NEWS media outlets across the country!
And our new team knows what you and I know: that if the politicians in Atlanta can repeal this vital legislation, violent crime will skyrocket as criminals will know they have the upper hand!
I can hardly describe what a disaster it would be for law abiding Georgians if the politicians in Atlanta repealed Stand-Your-Ground law.
Passed in 2006, Georgia’s Stand-Your-Ground law (16-3-21.1) is considered by many legal experts to be one of the best self-defense bills in the country because of how thorough it is.
That’s because our current law:
Removes the requirement to retreat before you can defend yourself; allowing law abiding gun owners to defend themselves and their loved ones without having to retreat an arbitrary number of steps first.
If we lose this, you and I could go to prison if we defend ourselves from a violent predator in a ‘blue county.’
Provides important civil immunity provisions; ensuring that gun owners who use appropriate levels of force don’t ever have to worry about facing a bogus civil suit afterwards.
If we lose this section of law (16-3-24.2), then the same violent thug who tried to victimize you in the street could victimize you again through an expensive civil trial.
Covers the threatened use of force; which means that if you are forced to draw a handgun to prevent a violent assault (but don’t have to pull the trigger) your actions are still covered by the law.
If the socialists in the Capitol gut this section of law, you could be facing criminal charges like ‘brandishing a firearm’ if you dare to draw your firearm, even if you were in fear for your life!
Stand-Your-Ground law is so popular that a whopping 37 states have it on the books today, including Democrat controlled states like California, Illinois, and Virginia.
And as you might imagine, states that have enacted Stand-Your-Ground law have seen their violent crime rates plummet — as criminals know that their intended targets can fight back with lethal force, having the protection of state law!
But none of that matters to the raging leftists in Atlanta.
They despise gun owners like you and me and they would love nothing more than to repeal Stand-Your-Ground law and let Soros -funded district attorneys throw us in prison for defending ourselves — while turning a blind eye to Antifa thugs.
And to be honest, given the rampant betrayal that gun owners have received at the hands of the moderate Republicans in Atlanta, it would be a mistake to assume that they will shoot this legislation down on their own volition.
That’s why Georgia Gun Owners is doing everything we can to pour pressure into the Capitol, reminding them that if they touch Georgia’s Stand-Your-Ground law, they are going to pay the same price that Rep. Bob Trammell paid!
We are doing this by mobilizing as many gun owners as we possibly can across the state, through a combination of web and digital ads, a massive email program, and (while we still have it) our Facebook platform.
These programs work, because it reminds the politicians in Atlanta that while the media, their caucus, and Bloomberg’s out-of-state lobbyists may support gun control, Georgians don’t.
But for this program to work, it must be massive!
That’s why, in addition to your signed petition, I must ask for your continued financial support, as well.
Georgia is at a crossroads.
Either we are going to sit back and watch this beloved state turn into a blue wall of tyranny where our gun rights are stripped away from us piece by piece, or we’re going to stand up and fight back with everything we have!
As a GGO member, I know where you stand. But we must mobilize hundreds of thousands of gun owners to oppose this legislation and save Stand-Your-Ground law.
I’m asking a lot. But the stakes are higher than they have ever been before, too, so please be generous.
Our children and grandchildren are looking to us to stand fast and hold the line for their freedom, just like our grandfathers did for us!
So please sign your petition against this legislation right away — and make a donation if you can!
Chairman of the Board
Georgia Gun Owners
P.S. In the wake of the disastrous election results here in Georgia, crazed socialists (and some Republicans) under the direction of Socialist Stacy Abrams are determined to overturn our Stand-Your-Ground law!
If they get their way, you would be thrown in jail for decades for defending yourself against violent criminals unless you retreated an arbitrary number of steps first!
Help us hold the line!