WHAT IS THE CASTLE DOCTRINE (aka CASTLE LAW OR DEFENSE OF HABITATION LAW) AND IS IT SUPPORTED BY YOUR STATE?…

Posted on March 29, 2010. Filed under: Politics... |

 
The Castle Doctrine is a self-defense law set in place by some states that protects one’s place of residence (or in some states, any place legally occupied such as one’s car or place of business or employment) where one would have protection from those who are illegally trespassing (as in a home invasion, and/or car jacking in some states) and also against violent attack.  Based upon the English Common Law provision that one’s home is one’s "castle", the Castle Doctrine is a popular yet controversial law.  This law gives a person the legal right to use deadly force in order to defend that place (his/her "castle"), and/or any other innocent persons legally inside it, from violent attack or an intrusion which may lead to a violent attack. 

 

The link below describes what the Castle Doctrine is, and the states that have adopted this law.  There are also a few clauses attached to this Act, and different states have adopted either one, more or none, so you’d have to check on the laws in your state to see which apply, if at all (i.e., "Stand Your Ground", "Duty To Retreat" and Immunity From Civil Lawsuit", which are also explained below in the Castle Doctrine in the United States).  This list was last verified to be current as of June 21, 2008.

 

Although I respect InfoWars’ site, they’re stating that Texas does not have a Castle Doctrine in place (article is dated July 27, 2009)…

Castle Doctrine Dies In Texas

 

Unless I’m mistaken, Texas does, in fact, have the Texas Castle Doctrine (aka Texas Castle Bill or Texas Castle Law) in place, and it includes the Civil Immunity ClauseS.B. No. 378, which passed the Senate on March 13, 2007 (30 Yeas, 0 Nays) and passed the House on March 20, 2007 (133 Yeas, 13 Nays, 1 Present not voting).  This Act went into effect on September 1, 2007…

Texas Castle Doctrine

 

Here’s the full description of the U. S. Castle Doctrine…

Castle Doctrine in the United States

 

Link to the Massachusetts Concealed Carry Permit Information site, which also shows which states honor the Massachusetts Permit…

Massachusetts Concealed Carry Permit Information

 

Please handle and use firearms responsibly.  We don’t want to give the authorities any reason to take this sacred right away from us permanently, and it’s on shaky ground as it is…

 

QueenBee

 

 

 

 

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