Knights Party Press Release: March 6. 2024

The Nation, published this false article headlined, “Nebraska’s New Racist “Stand Your Ground” Law Puts Us All in Danger“, on Monday, March 4. 2024.

A society of armed individuals carrying concealed weapons, who perceive strangers as attackers and have no duty to de-escalate, doesn’t make anyone more safe.

Lincoln, Neb.—Last week—February 26—marked 12 years since the senseless and brutal killing of Trayvon Martin, an innocent 17-year-old Black boy, at the hands of a man who was acting as a vigilante. The memory of Trayvon has frequently been invoked by politicians as threats from gun violence and the national consciousness around racism have intensified over the past several years, but the landscape has not improved. At least 35 states have since enacted some form of the “stand your ground” law that allowed Martin’s murderer to walk free. Such laws—defining how and where a person can defend themselves when they feel their life is in danger—are directly linked to rising gun deaths and racist violence in the United States.

“Stand your ground” laws are part of a political effort backed by the National Rifle Association and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to increase access to firearms in all states. ALEC is known for creating model legislation with corporate partners and then working with elected officials in statehouses across the country to get these bills introduced. “Stand your ground” laws, which protect and expand the market for the firearms sold by the weapons companies that bankroll the NRA and ALEC’s multimillion-dollar lobbying and influence operations, are understood to be laws that provide no duty for a person to retreat from an attacker in any place in which such a person is lawfully present. Under these laws, people have the right to use reasonable force—even deadly force—against a perceived attacker.

“It’s these falsehoods that are getting innocent people killed, not crazy people with guns”, said Second Amendment advocate, and National Director of the Knights Party of the Ku Klux Klan, centrally based in Harrison, Arkansas. “It’s a proven fact that an armed society is a safe society. If you don’t believe that, look at all the news articles about law abiding citizens that are alive today because they owned a firearm. From people just walking the street to people in public stores, and even people at home. These are the stories that need to be printed, not stories of thugs that didn’t, or don’t know how to follow simple commands given by a law enforcement officer. When you have news sources like The Nation printing leftist ideologies, that’s who is endangering all of us. When you’re confronted by some low IQ thug that’s hellbent on robbing, raping, or even killing you for no reason, to a group of armed thugs kicking your door in at 3 o’clock in the morning, I’d like a leftist to explain to me just how they would de-escalate that situation. Until a reasonable answer from a leftist answers that question…I’ll be packing!”