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Lawmakers in both the House and Senate passed the “Castle Doctrine”bill at the Virginia General Assembly. This bill would give homeowners the right to use force or deadly force if someone breaks into their home. Read the “Castle Doctrine” bill (hb48). Delegate Joe Morrissey ways in on the bill.

HB 48 Castle doctrine; self-defense and defense of others.

Castle doctrine.  Encodes a version of the “castle doctrine,” allowing the use of physical force, including deadly force, by a person in his dwelling against an intruder in the dwelling who has committed an overt act against him or another person who is lawfully in the dwelling.

Read the Castle Doctrine bill (hb48) in its entirety here:http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?121+ful+HB48E+pdf and Delegate Joe Morrissey, District 74, Virginia General Assembly ways on the bill.