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Minnesota’s “Castle Doctrine” Bill to be Considered Thursday!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Please Make Your Voice Heard Today!

On Thursday, March 13, the House Public Safety Committee will consider House File 498, authored by State Representative Tony Cornish (R-24B).

HF 498, “Castle Doctrine” legislation, would restore the right to self-defense in Minnesota by removing the duty to retreat when outside the home.  HF 498 would allow a person to use force, including deadly force, against a violent attacker, and provides that a person who uses force against an attacker shall be immune from criminal prosecution.  Simply put, this legislation would greatly strengthen the right to self-defense in Minnesota.

Please contact the following members of the House Public Safety Committee TODAY and respectfully urge them to protect your right to self-defense by supporting HF 498:

State Representative Brita Sailer (DFL-2B)
(651) 296-4265
rep.brita.sailer@house.mn

State Representative Dave Olin (DFL-1A)
(651) 296-9635
rep.dave.olin@house.mn

State Representative Leon Lillie (DFL- 55A)
(651) 296-1188
rep.leon.lillie@house.mn

State Representative Jeremy Kalin (DFL-17B)
(651) 296-5377
rep.jeremy.kalin@house.mn

State Representative Karla Bigham (DFL-57A)
(651) 296-4342
rep.karla.bigham@house.mn

State Representative Sheldon Johnson (DFL-67B)
(651) 296-4201
rep.sheldon.johnson@house.mn

State Representative Scott Kranz (DFL-51A)
(651) 296-4226
rep.scott.kranz@house.mn

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