The NRA’s ‘stand-your-ground’ bill would allow racists to provoke another person, shot them and then claim self-defense. It would also allow trigger happy gunners to shoot first and ask questions later. The bill passed the Senate and the House. Now, a conference committee is resolving a few differences before the Governor signs it into law.
👎House Bill 1284 and Senate Bill 119 would allow a defendant to claim justified use of force in their defense of shooting someone.
—Tracking Progress: Bold indicates passed—
In the House—>In Committee—>On House Floor—>Passed Chamber
In the Senate—>In Committee—>On Senate Floor—>Passed Chamber
After Passage—>On Governor’s Desk—>Governor Signed—>Becomes Law
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