Skip to comments.Important Self-Defense Legislation Before Wisconsin Legislature!
Posted on 05/01/2006 3:35:03 PM PDT by spunkets
Important Self-Defense Legislation Before Wisconsin Legislature!
Please Contact Your State Legislators Immediately!
Vital self-defense legislation sponsored by State Representative Carol Owens (R-53) is scheduled to be heard on the House floor, Tuesday, May 2.
Assembly Bill 1020, otherwise known as the "Castle Doctrine," removes the "duty to retreat" if an individual is attacked in his or her home, vehicle, place of business or any other place he or she has a legal right to be. This legislation also states that victims may use necessary force to defend themselves against the attacker.
When confronted by criminals, victims do not have the luxury of time. They have to make a split-second decision on whether the best option is to retreat or to stand their ground and defend themselves or their loved ones. If passed Wisconsin citizens can defend himself or herself without fear of being prosecuted or sued by the criminal or criminal's family.
It is unreasonable for victims of a crime to have to worry about being arrested or prosecuted if they use force to defend themselves or their family!
Please contact your State Representative and State Senator
Phone: Toll-Free at (800) 362-9472
Senate Fax: (608) 266-0643
For more contact information including e-mail addresses, please click on the Assembly or Senate at www.legis.state.wi.us
It is critical that you contact your State Legislators immediately! With the current legislative session drawing to a close, AB 1020 could be on the Senate floor for passage as early as Wednesday, May 3.
"This would protect folks in those locations where the DA files charges against those that fail to run, cower and die at the hands of the wicked."
While that won't be me, I'm more than willing to help the cause. Thanks! Consider my legislators contacted. :)
This is excellent, actually. Thank God for Election Years! It gets a few of the TRUE Republicans in this state off their dead @sses. ;)
Thank you for the heads-up, Spunkets and thank you, Ladysmith, for the ping. BTTT
And we'll use what to defend ourselves? Pitchforks? The vicious Dial-911 (and die). Sorry, first must come the uninfringed Second Amendment and the end to the National Reasonable-regulation Asses hegemony. See http://www.nrawol.com links to keepandbeararms.com archive of NRA loving-gun control abuses - as evil as Sarah Brady's hateful gun control. Tagline...
Here's another example. 2 rather powerful meth freaks barged into a truck stop in Dodgeville. They proceded to bust up the oak door and all the pluming fixtures in the bathroom. The whole place was terrified. They were on the border of 18 years of age, so no one at the counter wanted to step in. An old guy and his wife walked in. One of the losers came out of the bathroom and got lost. He was disoriented and thought the old guy was going to confront him. He would have seriously hurt him if he had attacked. If he did, we would have had to do some serious damage to the meth freak. That would have put us in jeopardy of criminal charges and lawsuits.
There's no reason to have to sit by and risk such injury to innocent victims under theat of prosecution and lawsuits. This is a good bill.
"This is a good bill."
Excellent examples, Spunkets. I would assume this further protects us in case we need to use Deadly Force while on our own property and an intruder breaks in, correct?
Man, we soooo need a new Governor and a CC law for our state. Let Illinois be the last holdout where liberals can go live if they're afraid for their lives from the law-abiding, armed citizenry versus the already law-breaking illegally ARMED criminal element. *Rolleyes*
Yes. This places even the threat of battery by a home invader off limits to vicious prosecutors, perps and their family.
"Man, we soooo need a new Governor and a CC law for our state."
Absolutely, and a new AG! ...Illinois is the pits.
Yes, I have. It doesn't surprise me that the libs demonize the NRA. They have used those tactics for decades.
I make sure I read through the Banglist every day.
It passed the Assembly last night.
Now before the Senate--no action scheduled in the next couple of days.
That's good to hear. I assume it will pass the Senate. Doyle might can it though.
What about the people who are not attacked on their own property? Are they not victims? Do they not have the right to claim self-defense for trying to defend themselves from an attacker, whom they think wants to do them more than harm. No, they dont have that right. For defending themselves they recieve disorderly conduct and a fine of $500 or more. And if they are to press charges against the attacker then the attacker may press charges as well! and then were talking jail time of 1-3 years. This doesnt make any sense to me. This is crazy! I hope im not accurate, please correct me if im wrong.
It doesn't matter. The bill applies to anywhere.
"if they are to press charges against the attacker then the attacker may press charges as well!
So? If you can't show you were attacked, then how is anyone else supposed to know? Either press charges, or get a disorderly for fighting.