House File 498, “Castle Doctrine” legislation, sponsored by State Representative Tony Cornish (R-24B) would allow a person to use deadly force in and outside of their home and vehicle and removes duty to retreat when outside of the home. This legislation provides criminal immunity when someone is justified in using deadly force. The House Public Safety and Civil Justice Committee, which currently has the bill, may not even hear it because of anti-gun members.
Please contact your State Representative at (651) 296-2146 and respectfully ask him or her to demand House File 498 go before the House Public Safety and Civil Justice Committee.
Senate File 446, sponsored by State Senator Pat Pariseau (R-36), is the companion legislation to House File 498 – “Castle Doctrine.” This legislation is facing the same opposition as its companion – not being heard by the committee.
Please contact your State Senator at (651) 296-0504 and respectfully ask him or her to demand the Senate Judiciary Committee hold hearings on Senate File 446 to allow law-abiding citizens to protect themselves.