Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A person defending their home with a firearm CANNOT be sued!

In my opinion, this is a very good thing.  What is disappointing is that our society is in such as state as to make this bill necessary.

If you are breaking into someones home in order to rob that home, guess what?  This is Utah and there are quite a few people who own guns, therefore you run a good chance of being shot.  Being shot is an occupational hazard that goes along with burglary.  Call workers comp.

SALT LAKE CITY -- A person who shoots or otherwise injures an intruder cannot be sued under a bill that has passed the Utah Legislature.
Republican Rep. Patrick Painter of Nephi says House Bill 129 protects homeowners who defend themselves, their family or their property from being held civilly liable even if the intruder was not committing a felony or is subsequently found innocent.
Painter says a person should be allowed to defend their home without having to determine what type of crime an intruder is committing.
The bill is awaiting the signature of Gov. Gary Herbert after the House unanimously agreed to amendments made by the Senate.

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