House votes to repeal stand-your-ground law

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House votes to repeal stand-your-ground law

Post  fshnski on Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:55 pm

CONCORD, N.H. —Deadly force would no longer be a viable first option for someone defending themselves or others in a public place if they could safely retreat from the threat, if New Hampshire changes its stand-your-ground law.


The House voted 189-184 Wednesday to send the Senate a bill that repeals part of a law that Republicans pushed through two years ago -- over a governor's veto and law enforcement's objections. Current law allows people to use deadly force to defend themselves any place they have a right to be without having a duty to retreat.

The bill returns the law to one based on the Castle Doctrine, which states that a person does not have to retreat from intruders at home before using deadly force but must consider it in public.

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Re: House votes to repeal stand-your-ground law

Post  News Hawk on Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:23 am

Endured only two years on New Hampshire's books!

Suspect

What do you bet that this is New Hampshire's Legislators' knee-jerk reaction to Florida's Trayvon Martin case? (Where a volunteer security guard was assaulted by a suspected burglar in a gated community—and nearly killed).

Evil or Very Mad

Which has yet to be heard in court?

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Post  WHL on Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:24 am

I was thinking that too, it must be a knee jerk response.
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