House Bill 1134, "A Citizens Right to Self-Defense", which is modeled after Florida's "Castle Doctrine," passed through the Senate with a vote of 31 to 1. Sponsored by Alan Hanks (R-32), 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 will head back to the House for concurrence as early as next week. Please contact your State Representative at (605) 773-3851 and ask him or her to support HB 1134 with NRA backed amendments.
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