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By Joel Funk
Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange 

'Stand your ground' bill amended, passed

CHEYENNE - Wyoming senators amended a “stand your ground” bill for the second day in a row before passing it Wednesday. Pressure mounted on senators Tuesday as they voted to remove an immunity provision that its sponsor, Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, said gutted the bill. On Wednesday, senators pushed two amendments that were adopted to give the bill back some of its teeth.

 

March 2, 2018



CHEYENNE - Wyoming senators amended a “stand your ground” bill for the second day in a row before passing it Wednesday.

Pressure mounted on senators Tuesday as they voted to remove an immunity provision that its sponsor, Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, said gutted the bill. On Wednesday, senators pushed two amendments that were adopted to give the bill back some of its teeth.

The legislation would take the castle doctrine, which doesn’t require a duty to retreat in self-defense within the home, and expand it. Essentially, it provides immunity from criminal prosecution in self-d...



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