House Bill 1134, “A Citizens Right to Self-Defense,” modeled after Florida's “Castle Doctrine,” has passed the House and is headed to the Senate Judiciary Committee. HB 1134 removes the “duty to retreat” when a citizen is faced with attack in a place that he or she has a right to be. The bill would ensure that an individual whose home was being broken into had no duty to retreat before using deadly force.
This important legislation is expected to be voted on this coming week by the Senate Judiciary committee. If your Senator is listed below, he or she is a member of the Senate Judiciary committee. Please call your Senator and ask him or her to support HB 1134. Protect our right to self-defense!
Senator Gene Abdallah (R-10), Chairman (605) 224-5981
Senator Lee Schoenbeck (R-5), Vice Chairman (605) 773-3849
Senator David Knudson (R-14) (605) 224-6877
Senator Gil Koetzle (D-15) (605) 224-5951
Senator Garry Moore (D-18) (605) 773-4494
Senator Bob Gray (R-24) (605) 773-3825
Senator John Koskan (R-26) (605) 773-3824