Jun
24
Florida makes clear that self-defense laws apply equally to defensive threat of force (including warning shots) as to actual force

On Friday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed HB89, which mainly makes clear that self-defense laws — including the Florida no-duty-to-retreat law (often called “stand your ground”) — apply equally to defensive threats of force, including warning shots, as they do to actual force. This seems to me quite right: whatever one might think of the possible scope of self-defense, and of no-duty-to-retreat laws, if actually killing or injuring someone is justifiable self-defense, then threatening to do so should be as well.
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May
03
Louisiana: Once Again, House Committee Scheduled to Hear Bill to Repeal Self-Defense Law this Tuesday

This coming Tuesday, May 6, the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee will consider House Bill 826.  Sponsored by state Representative Wesley Bishop (D-New Orleans), NRA-opposed HB 826 would repeal Louisiana’s “stand your ground” statute and tip the scales in favor of criminals who attack law-abiding citizens in public.  Make no mistake, this is a direct assault on your right to self-defense outside of your home, vehicle or place of business.
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Jun
09
South Carolina: Self-Defense Bill Delayed Until Next Legislative Session

This week, the South Carolina Legislature took several actions regarding Senate Bill 308, the Restaurant Carry bill introduced by state Senator Sean Bennett (R-38).  On Wednesday, after making several significant improvements, the state House passed S 308 and this bill was then returned to the state Senate for a concurrence vote.  Unfortunately, time was running out on the legislative session and this bill became bogged down with delaying tactics designed to kill it for the year.  At 5 p.m. on Thursday, the South Carolina Legislature adjourned for the year before the state Senate could act on the amended version of S 308
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