On Tuesday, March 30, the Kansas State Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 381. This bill, commonly known as “castle doctrine legislation,” would make important corrections to
The recent Kansas Supreme Court Ruling in State v. Hendrix stated that if a person threatens force instead of actually using deadly force, the individual is not entitled to a self-defense jury instruction and could be charged with aggravated assault. The ruling was applied to an individual who threatened force (but never discharged the firearm), when his fiancée was assaulted and was subsequently charged and given a felony conviction. He is now a prohibited person for exercising his god-given right of self-defense.
NRA has diligently worked with the legislature in both chambers to make sure that Kansas citizens’ self defense rights are clearly articulated to minimize the chances that the State Supreme Court will misinterpret the legislature's intent.
Please contact Governor Parkinson TODAY and urge him to support this important self-defense clean up bill. Contact information for the Governor is listed below.
Governor Mark Parkinson (D)