Bill To Protect Armed Homeowners Confronting Intruders


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WAGCEVP
March 29, 2004, 09:52 AM
Bill To Protect Armed Homeowners Confronting Intruders


> FYI (copy below):
> http://www.nbc4.com/news/2947451/detail.html
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> Law Would Protect Homeowners Who Confront Intruders
> Deadly Force Bill Under Consideration
>
> ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland lawmakers on Wednesday discussed
> a bill that gives homeowners greater leeway when they defend
> themselves against intruders.
>
> Under the measure people who use deadly force to defend
> themselves would not be held civilly liable.
>
> Currently a homeowner can be sued for money damages by a
> burglar or their beneficiaries if the homeowner hurts or
> kills the intruder.
>
> Supporters of the bill say that burglary is a risky business
> and homeowners shouldn't have to be concerned about being
> hauled into court when defending themselves, their family,
> or their property.
>
> "This is purely simple self defense," said bill's sponsor
> Maryland Delegate Carmen Amedori. "That people who are put
> into that situation are not out seeking it, they're not
> committing a crime. They are the victims, and the criminals
> must stop winning in these situations."
>
> Lawyers for a Baltimore businessman being sued for $13
> million in a wrongful death suit by the estate of a burglar
> testified that neither criminals nor their families should
> able to profit from committing an illegal act.
>
> The bill, they say, is just common sense: Residents have
> the legal right to defend themselves or their businesses;
> under current law they can lose everything if an intruder is
> hurt or killed.

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nico
March 29, 2004, 06:49 PM
thanks for posting that. There's a poll to nuke there too btw, although we're already ahead 84% to 16%

Standing Wolf
March 29, 2004, 09:53 PM
One of the reasons I live in Colorado is that we have a "make my day" law.

4v50 Gary
March 29, 2004, 10:13 PM
CA is bad. We have Rowland v. Christian that states that a homeowner has a duty to inspect and make safe his premises for trespassers. Case was brought up by a burglar who fell through the skylight. :rolleyes: I've been asking our state legislature to change it to the old Common Law (Make my Day would be better but this is Kommunistic ********** Workers' Paradise).

The_Antibubba
March 30, 2004, 04:42 AM
Supporters of the bill say that burglary is a risky business...

Hey-Do I need a business license to burgle in Maryland? Or do I just have to get elected? :rolleyes:

RED-DOG 40
March 30, 2004, 08:47 AM
:D ....Good one Antibubba !!:neener:

Foreign Devil
March 30, 2004, 11:18 AM
Maryland has horrible anti gun laws and even though Ehrlich is generally pro gun the legislature is controlled by the other side. I hope this passes.

Master Blaster
March 30, 2004, 11:39 AM
This has no chance of passing in Maryland. Crimminals and the folks who love them, are the democraps main constituency base.

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