NH House Votes To Repeal Stand-Your-Ground Law

 

 

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” CONCORD, N.H. —Deadly force would no longer be a viable first option for people defending themselves or others in a public place if they could safely retreat from the threat, under a bill approved Wednesday by the New Hampshire House.

The bill would repeal part of New Hampshire’s stand-your-ground law that Republicans pushed through two years ago — over a governor’s veto and objections by law enforcement professionals. Current law allows people to use deadly force to defend themselves any place they have a right to be without having a duty to retreat.

The bill returns the law to one based on the Castle Doctrine, which says a person does not have to retreat from intruders at home before using deadly force, but must consider it in public. The law passed in 2011 expanded that principle to public places.”

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