stand your ground

Heath Druzin / Boise State Public Radio

Laws that allow people to use deadly force when threatened — without requiring them to first retreat — have been sweeping across the nation for over a decade. Today, depending on your definition, “stand your ground” is law in well over half of American states. We speak with Guns and America reporter Heath Druzin about this new law.

Laws that allow people to use deadly force when threatened — without requiring them to first retreat — have been sweeping across the nation for over a decade. Today, depending on your definition, “stand your ground” is law in well over half of American states.

C-SPAN

Governor Butch Otter was the featured guest on C-SPAN’s program "Washington Journal" Monday morning. The network’s bus rolled into Idaho on a national tour of state capitals.

John Miller / Associated Press

Idaho could soon adopt its own "stand your ground" law after House lawmakers sent the bill to Governor Butch Otter’s desk Tuesday.

hand gun
Stephen Velasco / Flickr Creative Commons

Idaho Republican senators have signed off on a bill that would expand legal cover for those who hurt or kill someone in self-defense.

 

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An Idaho senate committee gave the green light Monday to a bill that would add extra protections for those who harm or kill someone in self-defense.