Gaetz to File 'National Stand Your Ground' Legislative Measure

Gaetz to File 'National Stand Your Ground' Legislative Measure

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
November 26, 2021

Days after Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty of murder for defending himself against armed assailants, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz (R) announced on his “Firebrand” podcast that he would be filing a “National Stand Your Ground” measure in the U.S. Congress.

“You have the right to defend your life from an attacker and that shouldn't change whether you're at home, at a friend's home, or on a stroll. It shouldn't change whether you're in Florida or California, or Virginia said, Rep. Gaetz.

Gaetz said that the anti-gun lobby, or “gun-hating Left” the Rittenhouse case and further their anti-gun agenda.

“It clearly backfired,” said Gaetz. The American jury system reaffirmed what most Americans believe. If someone tries to kill you or beat you or dismember you return fire and preserve your life.”

Gaetz then said that Americans should “take advantage of the self-defense verdict, and “reaffirm in law what exists in our constitution and in the hearts of our fellow Americans. Stand your ground for America. abolish the legal duty of retreat everywhere. I've had enough retreat, no more.

Florida State Senator Shevrin Jones (D) recently called for "stand your ground laws" to be repealed.

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at

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