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Missouri Bill Could Allow Babysitters, Guests to Use Deadly Force

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri law now allows property owners to use deadly force in certain situations, but a bill is making its way through the legislature that would give babysitters and guests the right to use deadly force against intruders.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri law now allows property owners to use deadly force in certain situations, but a bill is making its way through the legislature that would give babysitters and guests the right to use deadly force against intruders.

According to CBS-affiliate KCTV, HB 2126 extends the existing Castle Doctrine law, a law saying a person can use force upon another when the person believes it necessary to defend him or herself. That extension includes anyone inside a residence with the specific permission of the residence.

The bill is pending in the Missouri Senate and could come up for a vote later this week.

One concern raised about the bill is that it was written too broadly and deadly force could be used by a fan at a sporting event, according to KCTV



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