Today, the House Judiciary Committee voted down Stand Your Ground Legislation, Senate Bill 24. Unfortunately, this prevented the measure from being passed out of committee. However, your State Representative can vote TOMORROW to bring the measure out of committee directly to the House Floor for a vote. Please contact your State Representative and ask them to call Senate Bill 24 from committee to the House Floor for a vote!
This important legislation is a huge step forward for self-defense rights and law-abiding gun owners in the Land of Opportunity! Thirty-four other states have passed Stand Your Ground laws allowing their citizens to more effectively protect themselves instead of forcing unnecessary risks upon them. Senate Bill 24 specifically uses language similar to that of Florida’s law, which is seen as the gold-standard for SYG.
Senate Bill 24 will strengthen Arkansans’ fundamental right to self-defense anywhere they are legally allowed to be. If enacted, law-abiding citizens would no longer be required by law to retreat before using force to defend themselves. Further, victims of violent crime who respond with defensive force while protecting themselves or their loved ones should not have to face the additional threat of criminal or civil prosecution.
If you and your family are attacked in a location that you legally have a right to be, you shouldn’t be required to go through a checklist of actions before self-defense is an option.
It is more important than ever for NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters to contact their State Representative at 501-682-6211, or click the above “Take Action” button, to call Senate Bill 24 from committee to the House Floor for a vote!