Sunday, January 28, 2007

Vote YES for citizens; NO for criminals

Support HB 2458 (Delegate Ben Cline). It would protect a person from civil liability if that person was justified in using force, including deadly force, against a home invader.

There is every reason to pass this bill because it is time to support law-abiding citizens and stop criminals from having the right to sue a victim of a home invasion in civil court.

HB 2458 reads:

Self defense and defense of others. Provides that any person who lawfully occupies a dwelling is justified in using any degree of physical force, including deadly physical force, against another person when the other person has unlawfully entered the dwelling, has committed an overt act toward the occupant or another person in the dwelling, and the occupant reasonably believes he or another person in the dwelling is in imminent danger of bodily harm. The bill also provides that a person who uses justifiable force against an intruder shall be immune from civil liability for injuries or death of the other person.

H/T: Journal of the Common Man

1 comment:

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