January 24, 2008

Castle doctrine puts power in victims' hands

Kathy Adkins moved from target to target, using a .38 revolver and a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol with deadly efficiency, putting holes in the dead center of paper targets meant to look like people.

Adkins, 48, owns a real estate firm in Jackson and has been taking firearms training since March. Instructor Cliff Cargill said he has had many new students since the Legislature passed a bill last year giving residents expanded legal rights to protect themselves in their homes, cars or businesses.

The so-called "castle doctrine" law removes the requirement that residents must first seek a safe retreat from an intruder before using deadly force. Similar laws have passed in 20 states in just two years, thanks to an intense lobbying effort by the National Rifle Association.

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The "Castle Doctrine" law should be enacted in EVERY state! Victims have rights and certainly one of those rights, is to choose NOT to be a victim in the first place. The liberals would have us put our heads in the sand while our family is being slaughtered by the "BG's". Sorry Mr. Liberal....NOT on my watch!

Posted by: GARY LEE M | April 8, 2008 8:12 PM    Report this comment

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