The NRA believes threatened individuals should have the right to kill on their leased or privately owned property.
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The NRA believes threatened individuals should have the right to kill on their leased or privately owned property.

Date: March 3, 2009
By: Alex Rozier
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 668

Intro: The state's most powerful gun lobby urged legislators to allow individuals the right to kill if threatened anywhere on their privately owned property. Alex Rozier (ROW-ZEER) has more from the State Capitol.   RunTime:0:53
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It is currently legal to kill another individual if threatened in your home or automobile, but the House Agriculture Committee discussed a bill that would allow threatened individuals the right to use deadly force anywhere on privately owned or leased property.

NRA Government Relations Spokesmen Whitney O' Daniel believes self-protection should be a foremost concern.

 

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Description: Particularly rural areas is your biggest concern of where you have no law enforcement and you have an instance where you've got someone who won't leave, you've got someone who is trying to access your property, make meth labs, whatever, and you have no other recourse.


Supporters noted farmers as the individuals in most need of this legislation as cattle theft has become commonplace, especially by meth manufacturers.

Currently there is no law in place where it would be legal to use force in protecting themselves outside their home or vehicle.

From the State Capitol, I'm Alex Rozier.


Intro: A Missouri Representative urged legislators to allow individuals the right to kill if threatened anywhere on their private property. Alex Rozier (ROW-ZEER) has more from the State Capitol.

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It is currently legal to use deadly force if threatened in your home or automobile.

Missouri Republican Representative Kenny Jones of California encouraged legislators in the House Agriculture Business Committee to allow individuals to use deadly force if threatened anywhere on their privately owned or leased property.

 

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Description: "During these trying times I think it's, uh, even more necessary that we're protected if we try to protect our own property. That the law will protect us as we try to protect what is ours."

Supporters noted farmers as the individuals in most need of this legislation as cattle theft has become commonplace, especially by meth manufacturers.

Current gun law is limited to homes and vehicles. 

From the State Capitol, I'm Alex Rozier.