House passes expansion of the Castle Doctrine to include guests on private property
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House passes expansion of the Castle Doctrine to include guests on private property

Date: April 30, 2015
By: Steven Anthony
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
A guest on someone's private property could soon have legal rights to use deadly force if the property owner gives consent
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Wrap: Representative Joe Don McGaugh sponsored the bill to expand the Castle Doctrine and says it is a fundamental right property owners have.

Actuality:  JOEDON.WAV
Run Time:  00:08
Description: "If an intruder comes into the home of an individual, they should be able to protect themselves and their families, and I would ask for your support on this legislation."

Opponents argued the bill allowed more guns on the streets especially in high-crime urban areas.

The bill passed the House by a 112-34 vote and now heads to the Senate.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony.

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Democrats argued a bill expanding the Castle Doctrine would add more guns to areas that already have high-crime rates.
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Wrap: Representative Jeremy LaFaver of Kansas City said he worries about the potential consequences of the measure.

Actuality:  JEREMY.WAV
Run Time:  00:14
Description: "I worry that increasing guns and increasing people with guns who are ready to defend... perheaps appropriately, perhaps not... I worry about that."

Supporters of the bill argued the expansion of the Castle Doctrine is a common-sense measure.

The bill passed by a 112-34 vote and it now heads to the Senate.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony.


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