North Carolina: 2011 legislative Session Begins with the Introduction of Castle Doctrine Legislation in Raleigh

***UPDATE 2.22.2011***

Via NRA-ILA

North Carolina: “Castle Doctrine” to be Considered on the Senate Floor!
Please Contact Your state Senator Today!

Earlier today, NRA-supported “Castle Doctrine” self-defense legislation was favorably amended and reported by the Senate Judiciary II Committee. The full Senate will now consider this important legislation, which could take place as early as tomorrow.

Introduced by state Senators Andrew Brock (R-34), Doug Berger (D-7) and Kathy Harrington (R-43), Senate Bill 34 would codify the “Castle Doctrine” in the home, as well as establish immunity from civil lawsuits for those who use lethal force to defend themselves or their loved ones while in their home.  The bill was amended to add automobiles to the Castle Doctrine protections, as well as “Stand Your Ground” language. This greatly expands the legislation to offer more protections for law-abiding citizens who use their firearms for personal protection.

Please contact your state Senator TODAY and respectfully urge him or her to support your right to self-defense and pass Senate Bill 34 when it comes up for a vote. To locate your Senator and his or her contact information, please click here.

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Via NRA-ILA

The North Carolina General Assembly convened last week, and the NRA is working with state legislators to introduce several pro-gun reforms.  Our legislative goals include Right-to-Carry reforms that will expand where permit holders may lawfully carry their concealed firearms, eliminating the archaic requirement that law-abiding citizens request permission from their local sheriff before purchasing a handgun, passing a solid Castle Doctrine law, and fixing the problems with the current statutes relating to a declared state of emergency.

State Senators Andrew Brock (R-34), Doug Berger (D-7) and Kathy Harrington (R-43) have already introduced Senate Bill 34, which would codify the “Castle Doctrine” in the home, as well as establish immunity from civil lawsuits for those who use lethal force to defend themselves or their loved ones while in their home.

We will continue to bring you updates letting you know when more pro-gun bills are filed, when they are scheduled to be heard, and what you can do to help with their passage. Check www.NRAILA.org for updates.

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