House passes 'stand your ground' bill, sends to Otter

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The House has voted 54-12 in favor of SB 1313, the “stand your ground” bill. Rep. Judy Boyle, R-Midvale, the bill’s House sponsor, said, “This is so you can protect yourself, others, your property , your occupied vehicle. If you are threatened by someone, this clarifies that your home and the area around your home is also your ‘castle’ and you can protect it.” In addition, she said, if someone shoots someone else in that situation, “They are presumed innocent. It does not allow second-guessing, hindsight by someone who was not there. ... We are under a reasonable-person assumption.” She noted that the bill was supported by the National Rifle Association, the Fraternal Order of Police, Idaho prosecutors and the Idaho Sheriffs Association. It largely...

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House passes 'stand your ground' bill, sends to Otter

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