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This is a discussion on State of the States within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Here are a few tidbits of recent legislative activity happening around the country for your information & viewing pleasure. Wyoming: A House Committee has recommended ...

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    State of the States

    Here are a few tidbits of recent legislative activity happening around the country for your information & viewing pleasure.

    Wyoming: A House Committee has recommended a bill to liberalize the states Right-to-Carry law. The measure would essentially allow any non-felon to carry concealed without a permit. If passed & signed into law, Wyoming would join Alaska & Vermont in not requiring any permit for CCW.

    Virginia: The state Assembly recently killed a bill requiring criminal background checks on all purchases at gun shows. Current state law already requires FFL's to run checks, but exempts unlicensed collectors & private sellers. Another bill that would let local governments ban guns from libraries was also killed!

    Texas: Right-to-Carry program recently celebrated it's 10th anniversery putting to bed the fears & cries of "blood in the streets" which never materialized (as has always been the case).

    Florida: State Sen. Durell Peadon has authored a bill that would expand the definition of deadly force providing law-abiding citizens additional legal protection when using a firearm for self defense against an intruder in their home. Currently the law reads that to use lethal force in your home, you must be responding to an immediate threat of death or grave bodily harm. The new bill would essentially make the intruders presence in your home a threat that by definition justifies using deadly force.

    Oklahoma: Lawmakers recently provided added support for a state law allowing workers to keep a gun in their locked vehicles at work. Several large companies are challenging the law in court.

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    the best part of the Florida bill is that after you have to shoot the BG, he's not allowed to sue you.
    I love this State

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    Colorado already has that. They call it the "make my day law". If a bad guy is on your property (not just inside your home) and you believe he poses a threat to your life of safety (or the life or safety of anyone in your family or on your property) then you have the right to use lethal force to stop them.

    Since that law was passed, courts have ruled that your car is an extension of your home for the purpose of this law. Also, you don't have any duty to retreat. It is up to the prosecution to prove that you didn't feel threatened. And since they can't prove "what you thought", as long as you keep your mouth shut, there's little they can do to prosecute you.

    If you successfully defend yourself using this law, the bad guy can't sue you either. Karl.
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    Colorado's law is exactly the law we were trying to get passed here in Montana until the Democraps (spelling error intended) shot it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AirForceShooter
    the best part of the Florida bill is that after you have to shoot the BG, he's not allowed to sue you.
    I love this State

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    Well, in Texas, as long as you kill the BG he can't sue...but that may not stop the relatives !

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    ya it sucks that bill failed it's only once in a life time you see that "failed in wyoming"

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