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New Hampshire "Castle Doctrine" Hearing in the House!

Friday, March 24, 2006

The House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will be holding a hearing on Senate Bill 318, New Hampshire “Castle Doctrine” legislation.  This important measure, sponsored by Senator Peter Bragdon (R-11, Milford), gives back the rights that have been eroded or taken away by the current judicial system.  In the face of an unlawful attack, law-abiding citizens should not be forced to retreat from a place they have a right to be.  Victims of crime would no longer have to worry about being arrested or prosecuted if they use force to defend themselves or their family. 

This measure will reinstate the law as it was prior to the time when judges and courts started putting the rights of criminals ahead of the rights of the law-abiding. 

The hearing is scheduled for March 29, at 10:00 a.m., in room 204, LOB.  Please plan on attending to show your support for Senate Bill 318.   If you are unable to attend, please call your State Representative at (603) 271-2548 and urge him or her to support this legislation.

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