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Bill To Protect Armed Homeowners Confronting Intruders

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  1. WAGCEVP

    WAGCEVP Member

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    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
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    > 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.
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    > 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.
     
  2. nico

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    thanks for posting that. There's a poll to nuke there too btw, although we're already ahead 84% to 16%
     
  3. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    One of the reasons I live in Colorado is that we have a "make my day" law.
     
  4. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    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).
     
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    Hey-Do I need a business license to burgle in Maryland? Or do I just have to get elected? :rolleyes:
     
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    :D ....Good one Antibubba !!:neener:
     
  7. Foreign Devil

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    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.
     
  8. Master Blaster

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    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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