Castle Doctrine

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Wis.’s Castle Doctrine Doesn’t Apply Outside Dwelling

A state appeals court has ruled that Wisconsin’s castle doctrine law doesn’t apply outside a dwelling.

10/01/2014

Self-Defense

Reality Check: Explaining Minnesota’s Self-Defense Laws

A Minnesota man told police he feared two teenagers breaking into his home had a weapon when he shot and killed them on Thanksgiving Day.

11/27/2012

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‘Castle Doctrine’ Supporter: Smith’s Actions Go Beyond Protection

Rep. Tony Cornish is a former police chief. But he differs with many former and current police chiefs when it comes to the “Castle Doctrine,” the measure that allows homeowners to use deadly force to defend their property.

11/27/2012

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Reality Check: Can ‘Justified’ Shootings Increase Violence?

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton hasn’t said whether he will sign or veto a controversial bill expanding the rights of gun owners to shoot in self-defense.

02/24/2012

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Bill Aims To Expand Rights To Use Deadly Force

The Minnesota Legislature opens hearings on a bill Thursday expanding the right of Minnesotans to use deadly force against intruders in their home, sometimes called the “Castle Doctrine.”

04/27/2011

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