Please Contact Your State Delegate Today!
Senate Bill 197, sponsored by State Senator Shirley Love (D-11), is in jeopardy of dying in the House Judiciary Committee if it is not brought up for a vote by midnight Saturday. A roster of committee membership can be found by visiting http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Committees/House/judiciary/hcomJUD.cfm?Chart=jud. The bill passed unanimously in the State Senate and has an overwhelming amount of support in the House of Delegates.
SB197, “Castle Doctrine” legislation, would clarify that individuals may use reasonable force for self-defense, to protect real and personal property, and the person and property of another. The bill also provides that a person who uses reasonable force against an intruder shall be immune from civil and criminal liability for injuries or death of the intruder.
Please contact your State Delegate and the members of the above committee today at (304) 340-3200 and respectfully urge him or her to support West Virginia’s right to self-defense by supporting SB197.