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Mississippi Bill Would Overturn State’s Castle Doctrine

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Mississippi Bill Would Overturn State’s Castle Doctrine

In her bill she proposes the protections of criminal liability provided in Mississippi’s Castle Doctrine “not be extended to any person who, in the act of resisting the commission of a felony upon him or within his dwelling, kills the aggressor outside of the immediate premises thereof.”
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With the convening of State Legislatures for their 2014 sessions comes the inevitable early deluge of pet bills that serve the personal interests of their sponsors. So it is with Mississippi’s Deborah Dixon, a Democratic Representative who wants to overturn the State’s very strong Castle Doctrine laws with a bill that would abolish legal protection for people forced to kill someone in self defense — unless such harrowing ordeals happen to occur within 30 feet of their own homes.

The bill, HB 179 before the Mississippi House of Representatives, includes language remarkable for its apparent criminalization of innocent victims. From the Mississippi Gun News blog:

In HB 179 proposed today [Jan. 13] by Rep. Deborah Dixon (D-District 63) the protection citizens have when defending themselves anywhere other than within 30 feet of their home would be removed.

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