Assemblyman Harry Mortenson (D-42) introduced Assembly Bill 288, the long-anticipated Castle Doctrine self-defense measure. AB 288 has been read for the first time and is currently awaiting a hearing in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. AB 288 would permit a person who is behaving lawfully to use deadly force in self-defense against someone who is attempting to commit a felony and who is unlawfully, forcefully, and without provocation intruding onto property where the defender has a right to be. The defender would not have to retreat and would be protected from civil liability.
This critical legislation could be heard at any time between now and April 10. We are looking for witnesses to attend this hearing from both Carson City and Las Vegas. If you are interested in helping out, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact your State Legislator today and urge him or her to support AB 288. For contact information or help identifying your State Legislator, please click here. Please continue to check your email and http://www.nraila.org/ for updates on this important legislation.