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Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Hears “Castle Doctrine” Bill

Friday, February 22, 2008

As we have reported, the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee heard Senate Bill 449 on Wednesday, February 20.  No vote was taken, but there was a discussion by the Committee regarding the bill.  A vote has not been scheduled.

Introduced by State Senators E. J. Pipkin (R-36) and David Brinkley (R-4), SB449 would restore the right of self-defense in Maryland and eliminate the requirement that a victim retreat from a violent attacker.  This “Castle Doctrine” legislation is vital to protecting law-abiding citizens from being criminally prosecuted for protecting themselves or their family.  

Thanks to NRA members for contacting the members of the committee on this important legislation.  Please continue checking your email and www.NRAILA.org for any updates on SB449 and other Second Amendment related issues.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.