Missouri House passes 'stand your ground' bill
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Missouri House passes 'stand your ground' bill

Date: May 13, 2016 ~~
By: Riley Newton
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB656, stand your ground, gun violence, self defense

The Missouri House passes a self defense bill that could possibly become a law.
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Wrap: In one of their last acts of the 2016 legislative session, the Missouri House passes a contervial 'stand your ground' bill.

The bill states that a person may use deadly force in self-defense or the defense of others against a person that unlawfully enters a property

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Description: "The reason I keep standing up against this bill cause I'm pro second amendment, I would defend my families life without hesitation. And I also know other people would do that. And I know other people would do the same. And I know other people would use this law to justifiability murder," said Representative Randy Dunn-D, Jackson County.
The bill passed with a vote of 114 to 36. It now moves to the Governors desk where it is up to him whether or not the bill becomes a law.

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Riley Newton.


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