Monday, December 22, 2008

Nex Mexico lawmakers want more legal protections for homeowners who act in self-defense

From New Mexico:
FARMINGTON — A person who kills or hurts a criminal while defending his or her property should be immune from lawsuits, two Farmington lawmakers say.

State law does not protect home and property owners from lawsuits brought on by criminals injured while committing crimes, state senators Bill Sharer and Steve Neville said.

Neville wants to pen legislation that would force those lawsuits to be dismissed. He has not yet written the proposed law, but he hopes to gauge support for it before the next legislative session begins in January.

A similar law was defeated by state legislators in the past.

Article here.

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