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Florida: Sarasota City Commission Makes Repealing Your Right to Self-Defense a Priority for the City

Friday, September 13, 2013

Contact the Sarasota County Legislative Delegation Urging them to OPPOSE this city priority!


Yesterday, the Sarasota City Commission worked on their legislative priorities for 2014.  In finalizing this list of priorities they decided and voted to support repealing Florida’s “Stand your Ground” statute. 

On Wednesday, September 18, the City Commission will be presenting their 2014 legislative priorities list to the Sarasota County Legislative Delegation.   It is crucial that you e-mail the members of the Sarasota County Legislative Delegation and urge them to OPPOSE the city commission’s legislative priority of repealing Florida’s “Stand your Ground” statute.

PLEASE IMMEDIATELY E-MAIL Members of the Sarasota County Legislative Delegation!

In the subject line put:  

OPPOSE Sarasota City Commission’s request to Repeal of Florida’s “Stand your Ground” statute 

(Block and Copy All email addresses into the "Send To" box  --  A few email providers require that you remove the commas following each email address),,,,,,


Background and why we need this important statute

The “Stand your Ground” statute gives back rights that have been eroded or taken away by a judicial system that, at times, appears to give preferential treatment to criminals.

Law‑abiding citizens should not be forced to retreat -- to run -- from a place they have a right to be in the face of unlawful attack. 

Nor should they be limited to meeting force with force in their homes or vehicles against a criminal who breaks in or unlawfully intrudes ‑‑ regardless of whether the victim knows what kind of force the criminal intends to use.

The City Commission can't expect a victim to wait before taking action to protect himself and his family and say, "excuse me, Mr. Criminal, are you here breaking into my home to rape and kill me or are you just here to beat me up and steal my TV set? And by the way what kind of weapon do you have?"

A law-abiding citizen should not have to worry about being arrested or prosecuted if you use force to defend yourself or your family.  You should be able to presume that anyone who unlawfully intrudes is there to harm you.

Under this important statute, you do not have to retreat and if you choose, you may stand your ground and fight.  You may meet force with force, including deadly force, but only if you reasonably believe it is necessary to prevent death or great bodily harm.

Some opponents have been attempting to spread false information about the “Stand your Ground” statute.  Nothing in this statute allows you to shoot somebody who slaps you, or jabs his finger in your chest.  Those claims are not only silly they patently false.

Law-abiding citizens don't want to have to worry about being prosecuted for doing what the Constitution, the castle doctrine and common sense gives us the right to do.  Law-abiding citizens only want to be able to protect themselves. 

The “Stand your Ground” statute is about restoring the right under the "Castle Doctrine" and the Constitution to protect yourself, your family and others.  



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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.