Raw Story reports:
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said on Thursday that he would introduce a “National Stand Your Ground Law” as a reaction to Kyle Rittenhouse’s prosecution. Gaetz made the announcement on his Firebrand podcast. “I do not believe in imposing on Americans a duty to retreat when someone else attempts to commit a felony against a victim,” the lawmaker opined. Gaetz said that gun owners on a “stroll” should have the option of killing anyone who threatens them.
Read the full article. In the clip below, Gaetz boasts that as a Florida state rep, he was the loudest defender of his state’s “Stand Your Ground” law after George Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin in 2012.
BREAKING: I will be introducing a National Stand Your Ground Law following Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial.
You have the right to defend your life from an attacker. Abolish the legal duty of retreat everywhere.
I’ve had enough retreat. No more.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) November 25, 2021