Louisiana Bill to Weaken Self Defense Laws Shelved

Louisiana Bill to Weaken Self Defense Laws Shelved

Louisiana Bill to Weaken Self Defense Laws Shelved

Members of the Louisiana Senate Committee of the Judiciary deferred an another attempt to weaken the state’s self defense laws.  HB1100 was launched by Rep. Burrell ostensibly as an attempt to clarify state law but Chris Rager, a lobbyist for the NRA, said Louisiana law does not allow people to be an aggressor. “The harm of the bill is that it can actually cause confusion rather than clarify,” he said.

This bill was one of several advanced in the wake of the Treyvon Martin shooting.

From the article:

State Sen. Greg Tarver, D-Shreveport, posed the question of what would have happened if Zimmerman shot Martin in Louisiana. “Would the man be charged with murder?” he asked.

Rager declined to offer an opinion, noting the confusion over what transpired before Zimmerman pulled the trigger.

“It depends on the facts of the case,” he said.

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