Stand Your Ground legislation, Senate Bill 24, could be considered on the House Floor as early as tomorrow, and your State Representatives need to hear from you now! Please contact your State Representative and ask them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 24.
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.
NRA would like to thank members of the House Judiciary Committee for their efforts on getting Senate Bill 24 to the House floor for consideration.
It is more important than ever for NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters to contact their State Representative and ask them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 24.