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The Idaho Senate just passed the Castle Law.
This will prevent intruders who are injured, while breaking into your home, from suing homeowners.

The sponsor, Senator Mel Richardson of Idaho Falls, says a man’s home is his castle and he should be able to protect it.

The measure would allow someone to use force, including a weapon, against prowlers who enter their home — without the prowler being able to sue for injury-related civil damages.

The bill now goes to the House.

KTVB news

“…Former NRA President Exposes the Lies and Misinformation Aimed at Florida’s “Castle Doctrine” Law

There are some folks who would like us to believe that the Wild, Wild West now starts in the Sunshine State. According to the news media, when Governor Jeb Bush signed the “Castle Doctrine” into law last spring, with an effective date of October 1, 2005, Florida’s new moniker became the “Gun shine State.” The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has perpetuated the nonsense and lies, warning tourists that Florida streets are not safe because citizens can take the law into their own hands…”
Interview with former NRA President Marion Hammer about Florida castle law

UPDATE: Well, not really an update, but I just found it.
In 2006, Mississippi lawmakers will likely be debating the old common law notion that a “man’s home is his castle.”

Ex-convict Marcus Rawls, 23, of Jackson — whose criminal record includes convictions on drug charges, burglary and receiving stolen property charges — was killed by a single gunshot wound to the head in the pre-dawn hours Sunday.

Rawls was released from prison in October.

After a 911 call, Jackson police found Rawls’ body on the porch of a home they believe he was trying to burglarize at the time he was shot by the homeowner, who fired a single shot through the door at about 2 a.m. The homeowner told police he was trying to scare the intruder away and didn’t know anyone had been hit until a few hours later.
DRESSED FOR THE OCCASION?
Rawls was wearing a ski mask and gloves at the time of his death.

He probably needed to borrow a cup of sugar, at 2 a.m., and was too embarassed to let them see his face.

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Just another Old Retired Geezer in the Spud State.

Posted on March 29, 2006, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. >Do you by any chance know a link where we can check on how our local folks voted on this? I’m down in that weird part of the state where all the democrats live, so I’m pretty sure it was a no vote, but sometimes these guys surprise me.Oh, and that’s a great mailbox. Stop the bashers in their tracks. I bet the owner (is it yours?) picks up his fair share of baseball bats.

  2. >I’ll do some research and let you know.You should add Clayton Cramer to your must reads.That mailbox is located in Texas, I think.

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