The Nebraska Judiciary Committee Has Brought Nebraska One Step Closer to Castle Doctrine

On March 16, 2012 the Nebraska Judiciary Committee passed the Nebraska Victim Protection Act, which would be a step toward legalizing Castle Doctrine in the state of Nebraska.

The bill is the same one that teenager mother Sarah McKinley, the teenage mother who shot and killed an intruder who had broken into her house earlier this year, had written an open letter to Nebraskans supporting.

Legislative Bill 804 was first introduced by State Senator Scott Laughtenbaugh and has sense been amended, the bill would provide for a greater defense in civil proceedings where currently none is available. While the language is not what the National Rifle Association had original proposed  and testified on behalf of in committee hearings but is still better than what citizens currently have available.

L.B. 804 will now head to the state Legislature for its consideration.

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