Friday, February 10, 2012

Virginia's Improving Gun Rights

Yahoo News reports on how Virginia is improving its gun rights. First it's the attempts to end the one-gun-a-month rule, now this.

Citizens of Virginia could legally use deadly force in self defense against a home intruder under a proposed law approved on Thursday by the state House of Delegates.

The Republican-majority House voted 70-28 in favor of a state law that any physical force, including deadly force, is justified self-defense against an intruder.

The intruder must commit an "overt act" toward the occupant or other person in the dwelling which makes the occupant reasonably believe that they or the other person is in imminent danger of bodily injury.
They've got a ways to go yet. Some states really know what gun rights are.

Some states, such as Delaware, permit deadly force in the defense of property even when an occupant is not at risk of being harmed.
What's your opinion? Do you think these little steps towards greater gun rights in Virginia are going to add to the already significant problems?

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1 comment:

  1. These are little steps that move toward greater rights. The one-gun-a-month law is on its way out. The bill has passed and is awaiting an expected signature from the governor.