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Florida State Senator Shevrin Jones (D) recently called for "stand your ground laws" to be repealed.