Today, Tuesday, May 22, Governor Phil Bredesen (D) signed House Bill 1907, the “Castle Doctrine” self-defense bill, into law.
HB 1907, sponsored by State Representative Randy Rinks (D-71), would allow an individual to use deadly force to protect him or herself wherever they have a legal right to be. The bill also provides civil immunity for those who defend themselves from criminal attack.
We would also like to recognize and thank State Senators Doug Jackson (D-25) and Paul Stanley (R-31) for sponsoring the Senate version of this legislation and State Representative Eric Swafford (R-25) for his support in the House.
Please contact the Governor’s office at (615) 741-2001 and your State Legislator at (615) 741-3511 and thank him or her for defending our Second Amendment right to self-defense.