Congrats Wyoming on your new Castle Doctrine!!

Congrats Wyoming on your new Castle Doctrine!!

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    Congrats Wyoming on your new Castle Doctrine!!

    By JARED MILLER
    Star-Tribune capital bureau

    Friday, March 14, 2008 7:25 AM MDT

    CHEYENNE -- Declaring that Wyoming residents have a right to defend their homes, Gov. Dave Freudenthal (Democrat) signed a bill Thursday that spells out in statute that citizens may use deadly force on intruders.

    Freudenthal said he supported a last-minute change to House Bill 137 that narrowed the scope of the bill to only cover intrusions inside the home.

    "I was troubled as it came out of the House because it went outside the castle," said Freudenthal, referring to the bill's common title, the "castle doctrine," which is said to have originated from a concept in English common law that a man's home is his castle.

    "Inadvertently, I think some of the language went a little broad and I think the Senate brought it back into what is really much more consistent with our traditional jury instructions," Freudenthal said during a ceremony at the capitol where he signed a number of bills.

    Wyoming joins more than 20 other states in enacting the "castle doctrine," which has been favored by the National Rifle Association.

    Wyoming's version of the bill provides immunity from civil lawsuits to anyone who uses force in defense of his or her "person, property or abode or to prevent injury to another."

    The bill does not cover deadly force in cases where"a peace officer is trying to enter a home or when the guardian of a child is trying to lawfully remove the child from a home.

    Critics, including some Wyoming prosecutors, insist that case law already provides the right to self-defense and the law could erode existing protections. The bill is effective on July 1.
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    Heck yes! Yet another reason to move back to Wyoming

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    dropped_71chevy, now we already have nearly 500,000 people already and it's gettin kinda crowded, but I guess if you must would be glad to have you
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    Quote Originally Posted by dropped_71chevy View Post
    Heck yes! Yet another reason to move back to Wyoming
    Whatever.

    Maybe it's is an improvement, but it seems like a pretty lame 'castle doctrine' law to me.
    But then, I'm a Texan living in Florida.


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    Congrats from a Cowboy State native (NCHS, Casper, 1961).

    Quote Originally Posted by P7fanatic View Post
    Whatever.

    Maybe it's is an improvement, but it seems like a pretty lame 'castle doctrine' law to me.
    But then, I'm a Texan living in Florida.


    Did somebody get up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, or did you just get a sudden urge to rain on Wyoming's parade?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff F View Post
    dropped_71chevy, now we already have nearly 500,000 people already and it's gettin kinda crowded, but I guess if you must would be glad to have you
    I lived in Casper for 5 years and consider it home. You don't really have a choice as to whether I come back or not.


    Wyoming has quite a bit to offer depending on the life style that you want to lead and this simply adds to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dropped_71chevy View Post
    I lived in Casper for 5 years and consider it home. You don't really have a choice as to whether I come back or not.


    Wyoming has quite a bit to offer depending on the life style that you want to lead and this simply adds to it.
    I have family in Wyoming and have visited there many times. If I could find a good job there I wouldn't mind moving there myself. (The summers are so much nicer there than they are here in Oklahoma!)

    It's good to see more states becoming more "self-defense friendly".
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    Quote Originally Posted by P7fanatic View Post
    Whatever.

    Maybe it's is an improvement, but it seems like a pretty lame 'castle doctrine' law to me.
    But then, I'm a Texan living in Florida.


    It's a step.......and a good one.

    Too bad they restricted it towards the end, but you gotta take the good with the bad.

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    Great job Wyoming. It is definitely a step in the right direction.
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    Some castle doctrine is better than no castle doctrine...Congrats Wyoming, Good job!!
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    Wyoming's version of the bill provides immunity from civil lawsuits to anyone who uses force in defense of his or her "person, property or abode or to prevent injury to another."
    good enough for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by dropped_71chevy View Post
    Heck yes! Yet another reason to move back to Wyoming

    As Jeff F said, it's getting pretty crowded here. But, we'll trade. You can move here if you can get 20 people to leave Jackson Hole for another state (or planet).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZW17 View Post
    By JARED MILLER
    Star-Tribune capital bureau

    Friday, March 14, 2008 7:25 AM MDT

    CHEYENNE -- Declaring that Wyoming residents have a right to defend their homes, Gov. Dave Freudenthal (Democrat) signed a bill Thursday that spells out in statute that citizens may use deadly force on intruders.

    Freudenthal said he supported a last-minute change to House Bill 137 that narrowed the scope of the bill to only cover intrusions inside the home.

    "I was troubled as it came out of the House because it went outside the castle," said Freudenthal, referring to the bill's common title, the "castle doctrine," which is said to have originated from a concept in English common law that a man's home is his castle.

    "Inadvertently, I think some of the language went a little broad and I think the Senate brought it back into what is really much more consistent with our traditional jury instructions," Freudenthal said during a ceremony at the capitol where he signed a number of bills.

    Wyoming joins more than 20 other states in enacting the "castle doctrine," which has been favored by the National Rifle Association.

    Wyoming's version of the bill provides immunity from civil lawsuits to anyone who uses force in defense of his or her "person, property or abode or to prevent injury to another."

    Critics, including some Wyoming prosecutors, insist that case law already provides the right to self-defense and the law could erode existing protections. The bill is effective on July 1.
    Didn't mean to 'rain' on a prade.
    I guess we should all be happy that the democratic governor now believes that maybe the citizens of Wyoming should now be able to protect themselves and their loved ones 'inside' their house(castle).
    I'm curious what the critics(prosecutors) mean by that "case law already provides the right to self-defense and the law could erode existing protections"?
    Maybe the democratic governor really does have the peoples rights and safety at the forefront of his mind and it's not only 'political'.

    Best wishes though to the people of Wyoming.
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