House Bill 310 and House Bill 476 were referred to the House Judiciary II Committee where they failed to make it out before the crossover deadline. These bills are considered “dead” until the next legislative session.
HB310, sponsored by State Representatives George Cleveland (R-14), Mark Hilton (R-96), and Tim Moore (R-110), would have prohibited any government agency from confiscating or regulating the lawful sale, possession, transfer, transport, and carry of firearms during a declared state of emergency.
The “Castle Doctrine” self-defense bill, HB476, sponsored by State Representatives Mark Hilton (R-96), Jim Harrell (D-90), Tim Moore (R-110), and Phillip Frye (R-84), 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.