Louisiana: Bill to weaken castle doctrine shelved

Posted on May 23, 2012

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Members of the Senate Committee on Judiciary B voted 4-2 to defer action on House Bill 1100 by state Rep. Roy Burrell, D-Shreveport.
Concerns that the proposal would muddy Louisiana criminal law doomed the proposal.
Chris Rager, a lobbyist for the NRA, said Louisiana law does not allow people to be an aggressor. “The harm of the bill is that it can actually cause confusion rather than clarify,” he said.
Cloyce Clark, a policy adviser to Gov. Bobby Jindal, said Burrell’s changes to the law were unnecessary.

Read the article: The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)

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