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Wednesday, January 23 2008 @ 08:51 PM PST
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FascismOn Wednesday, February 6 the House Judiciary Committee will consider House Bill 1066, sponsored by State Representative Cory Gardner (R-63). This "Castle Doctrine" legislation would extend self-defense protections beyond the home to include businesses.
Colorado: "Castle Doctrine" Bill to be Heard on Wednesday, February 6!
Friday, January 18, 2008
On Wednesday, February 6 the House Judiciary Committee will
consider House Bill 1066, sponsored by State Representative Cory Gardner (R-63). This "Castle Doctrine" legislation would extend self-defense protections beyond the home to include businesses.
The bill would grant civil and criminal immunity to a business
owner if the business owner used lethal force against anybody who they had reason to believe would be committing a crime in their store. Take this scenario:
You're peacefully protesting the DNC and you go into a local
coffeeshop to get some coffee. Since there are other, more violent protesters in the area, the shopkeeper shoots you and kills you. The shopkeeper gets off scotch free. He can't be sued or put in jail because he had reason to believe you might commit a crime. This is collective punishment. Even if you had planned on shoplifting, should you really be killed for it?
Please contact the members of the House Judiciary Committee
and respectively urge them to stop HB1066. The DNC protesters will have enough to risk with the cops, we don't need a vigilante business-owner militia running around and shooting them. The NRA has asked their Colorado members to call in support of this bill; we must stop them.
House Judiciary Committee:
State Representative Terrance Carroll (D-7), Chairman
State Representative Debbie Stafford (D-40), Vice-Chairman
State Representative Morgan Carroll (D-36)
State Representative Bob Gardner (R-21)
State Representative Cheri Jahn (D-24)
State Representative Andrew Kerr (D-26)
State Representative Steve King (R-54)
State Representative Claire Levy (D-13)
State Representative Rosemary Marshall (D-8)
State Representative Ellen Roberts (R-59)
State Representative Amy Stephens (R-20)
See you at the DNC,
Comrade Ringo Kamens