This week the Senate approved two NRA-supported bills:
Ø House Bill 89 by Representative Eric LaFleur (D-38) & Representative Don Cazayoux (D-18), the “Castle Doctrine” bill creates presumptions in law for the use of force against intruders in your home, car, or place of business and explicitly states in law that you have no “duty to retreat” from criminal attack if you are in a place where you have a legal right to be; and
Ø House Bill 760 by Representative Steve Scalise (R-82), prohibits the confiscation of firearms from law-abiding citizens during a future state of emergency or natural disaster.
HB 89 has been sent to Governor Kathleen Blanco (D) for her signature.
HB 760 has been sent back to the House for concurrence with Senate amendments.
Also this week, Senate Judiciary A Committee reported out HB 1097 by Representative LaFleur (Note: HB 1097, the companion bill to HB 89 that grants immunity from civil liability for crime victims who lawfully use force to defend themselves). The bill now moves to the full Senate for final consideration.
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