Two Maryland State Senators have introduced separate forms of legislation seeking to codify the “Castle Doctrine” principle into
Senate Bill 386, sponsored by State Senator Nancy Jacobs (R-34), would provide civil immunity to a person who uses force, including deadly force, against someone who enters their dwelling or business with the intent to commit first, second or third degree burglary or a crime of violence.
Senate Bill 411, sponsored by State Senator Thomas Middleton (D-28), would provide immunity from damages when force, including deadly force, is reasonable under the circumstances to repel an attack.
Both bills have been assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee where they await a hearing. Please continue checking your email and www.NRAILA.org for updates on these bills.
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