As previously reported, the Senate Judiciary Committee added a hostile amendment to Senate Bill 88 that would have severely weakened this important self-defense measure.
The NRA is pleased to report that the Committee Amendment was voted down on the Senate floor and SB 88 was passed by a vote of 17 to 7 on March 30. SB 88 will now move to the state House of Representatives for their consideration.
Introduced by state Senator David Boutin (R-16), SB 88 would remove the duty to retreat and allow law-abiding citizens to use force, including deadly force, against an attacker in their home and any place outside of their home.
Continue to check your e-mail and www.NRAILA.org for updates on the status of SB 88.