A Nurse with a Gun

Friday, June 30, 2006

Louisiana HB 1097 Signed

Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco signed HB 1097 into law today. HB 1097, by Representative Eric LaFleur (D-38)is NRA-backed legislation granting civil immunity to crime victims who lawfully use force, up to and including deadly force, to protect themselves against a violent attack.

HB 1097 is the companion bill to HB 89 (also by Representative LaFleur), the Castle Doctrine bill, which created presumptions in law for the use of force against intruders in your home, car or place of business and explicitly states in law that you have no duty to retreat from criminal attack if you are in a place where you have a legal right to be.

HB 89 was signed into law by the Governor on June 2. Both bills take effect on August 15.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's still an incompetent governor.

6:03 AM  

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