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Important Self-Defense Legislation Held Hostage in Minnesota Legislature!

Friday, February 16, 2007

 

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 a home or vehicle, and removes the duty to retreat when outside of the home.  This legislation also provides 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 ensure House File 498 goes 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.  This legislation is facing the same opposition as its companion ¾ including not being heard by the committee. 

Please contact your State Senator at (651) 296-0504 and respectfully ask him or her to ensure the Senate Judiciary Committee hold hearings on Senate File 446 to allow law-abiding citizens to protect themselves.

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