Governor Riley Signs Alabama “Castle Doctrine” into Law


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Desertdog
April 5, 2006, 12:48 PM
Governor Riley Signs Alabama “Castle Doctrine” into Law
http://www.nraila.org/CurrentLegislation/Read.aspx?ITNDrop=7440-N


Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Fairfax, VA – Today, Governor Bob Riley of Alabama signed the National Rifle Association (NRA)-backed “Castle Doctrine” bill (SB 283) into law. Senator Larry Means and Representative Albert Hall sponsored the self-defense bill.

With overwhelming support, SB 283 passed the Alabama House with a vote of 82 to 9 and the Alabama State Senate with a vote of 30 to 2.

NRA’s chief lobbyist, Chris W. Cox, stated, “We thank Governor Riley for signing this vital legislation into law for the people of Alabama. Law-abiding citizens now have the choice to defend themselves and their families in the face of attack without fear of criminal prosecution and civil litigation.”

The “Castle Doctrine” bill removes the “duty to retreat” if an individual is attacked in his or her home, vehicle, place of business or any other place he or she has a legal right to be. This legislation also states that victims may use necessary force to defend themselves against the attacker.

Continued Cox, “I would like to thank the bill’s sponsors, Senator Means and Representative Hall, and the Alabama State Senators and State Representatives who supported this bill. As always, we also thank all the NRA members and lawful gun owners who contacted their representatives and urged them to support this vital self-defense measure.”

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Ala Dan
April 5, 2006, 01:16 PM
Hooray for Governor Riley, its good to see my vote counted~!:D

thereisnospoon
April 5, 2006, 01:19 PM
Its about time Bob got one right...

foghornl
April 5, 2006, 02:19 PM
I haven't read the law yet, but does it also exclude the Civil Court procedings?

i.e. If ProsAtty/DA, whatever it is called in Alabama says "Good Shoot, no charges", then the deceased miscreant's "heirs and assigns" do not get to try to bankrupt you in Civil Court?

That, to my way of thinking, is something that should be included in any CCW/Castle Doctrine, etc law. DA says "Good Shoot", BZZZT Game over.

Azrael256
April 5, 2006, 02:39 PM
+1 foghornl. These "stand your ground" laws are good. Unrestricted open carry would be even better. Civil liability immunity is the holy grail, IMO.

engineer151515
April 5, 2006, 02:53 PM
For all it's faults, this state does have a few things going for it.

Thanks Governor Riley!

MrTuffPaws
April 5, 2006, 03:22 PM
Congrats you guys in Al.

earonthief
April 6, 2006, 05:15 AM
To my way of thinking, this is progressive
Thank You Alabama Legislature and Gov. Riley

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