Mirrors a law passed in Florida last year, ensuring that anyone who is attacked while behaving lawfully would have the right to "stand their ground" and defend himself or herself. The law would authorize deadly force if the attack could reasonably be considered life-threatening. Committee added civil liability immunity.
This appears to be an attempt to get the Firearms License to be exempt from a NICS check. (I fear renewals will take as long as First time applicants 2-6 months, however it does have electronic submissions which for the counties that have livescan it should be no more than one month). It worked, the license is once again exempt from NICS at purchase.
Allows gun owners to keep a gun in their car when parked. Update: New Version Removes Public Gathering Exemption in parking lot. Employer/business civil liability imunity from a firearm stored in a car in the parking lot. ORIGINAL BILL MUCH BETTER THAN SUBSTITUTE!!
Similar to the "Stand your Ground" law passed in Florida last year. The House version differs from SB396 (listed above) by adding immunity from civil action for the use of force in defense of self or others.
This bill has been introduced because of the New Orleans Gun confiscation after Hurricane Katrina. Limits Governors emergency power over firearms and makes it illegal for police to confiscate legal firearms in a declared emergancy.
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