Arizona Self Defense Legislation Signed by Governor

Arizona Self Defense Legislation Signed by Governor

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    Thumbs up Arizona Self Defense Legislation Signed by Governor

    This just in-good news for Arizonans:

    Arizona Self-Defense Legislation Signed By Governor!

    Senate Bill 1145, the "Castle Doctrine" legislation sponsored by Senator Timothy Bee (D-30) and Representative Jonathan Paton (R-30), was signed by Governor Janet Napolitano Monday, April 24.

    Senate Bill 1145 has two components. One is Castle Doctrine, which presumes you are justified in the use of force if you believe you are in danger of serious bodily harm or death within your home or occupied vehicle. The second and most significant component is the return of the burden of proof in self-defense cases to the state, so law-abiding citizens who are forced to actually use their firearms or other means of protection for self-defense will not be wrongfully imprisoned or financially devastated by costs associated with their legal defense. They will once again be presumed innocent - consistent with the American system of justice.

    Arizonans who must defend their lives against criminals
    will no longer be treated worse than the criminals who attacked them.
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    To bad we didn't have it sooner. It might have helped Fish out

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostone1413
    To bad we didn't have it sooner. It might have helped Fish out
    Agreed. For those unfamiliar with this case, wherein a retired school teacher is on trial here in Arizona, see this link:

    http://azdailysun.com/articles/2006/...cal_news_2.txt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick
    Agreed. For those unfamiliar with this case, wherein a retired school teacher is on trial here in Arizona, see this link:

    http://azdailysun.com/articles/2006/...cal_news_2.txt
    That stinks. I hope the best for him. If a guy had two dogs that rushed you what would you do? Does he have a clear fear for his life?
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    What get you all who investigated the shooting said it was self-defense.

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    Good news from AZ - glad to see it. I shall hope to see similar in PA eventually - as well as many other states of course.
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    I wasn't even aware that there was any bill like this for AZ. Very glad to hear that it passed.
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    Yup, the Governor signed it along with a victim's rights bill that stops a victim of a crime from having to pay for a copy of the police report. Seems they had to pay up to $80 per report. Now they are supplied without cost....
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