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Indiana Becomes Third State to Make “Castle Doctrine” The Law of the Land

Friday, March 24, 2006

 

Fairfax, VA—Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has signed Indiana’s “Castle Doctrine” self-defense bill into law, making Indiana the third state to recognize the “Castle Doctrine” as law of the land.

On behalf of all NRA members in Indiana, I want to thank Governor Mitch Daniels for leading the effort in Indiana to preserve our fundamental right to self-protection,” said Chris W. Cox, NRA’s chief lobbyist. “Law-abiding citizens should not be forced to retreat when they're being attacked by criminals, whether it's inside their home or outside their home. Governor Daniels has once again proven he is a great friend to the Second Amendment and to Indiana gun owners. "  

 

The "Castle Doctrine" simply states that if a criminal breaks into your home, your occupied vehicle or your place of business, you may presume he is there to do bodily harm and you may use any force necessary against him.

 

Furthermore, this law provides protection from criminal prosecution and civil litigation for those who defend themselves from criminal attack.

 

The “Castle Doctrine” bill met with overwhelming, bipartisan support, passing 44-5 in the Senate and 81-10 in the House.

 

Florida and South Dakota have passed the measure, while 15 other states are considering similar legislation.

 

“I also want to thank the bill’s author, Rep. Eric Koch (Bedford), for supporting this vital measure and especially to Governor Mitch Daniels for signing this bill into law,” concluded Cox. “The Castle Doctrine bill is about putting the law back on the side of the victim, the way it’s supposed to be.”

 

 

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