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By JOEL FUNK
Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange 

'Stand your ground' bill heads to governor

CHEYENNE – A “stand your ground” bill is on its way to Gov. Matt Mead’s desk for his signature.

 

March 13, 2018



CHEYENNE – A “stand your ground” bill is on its way to Gov. Matt Mead’s desk for his signature.

Both the House of Representatives and Senate passed their “stand your ground” bills – House Bill 168 and Senate File 71 – through their chambers of origin. They didn’t coast through, however, after lawmakers in both houses expressed concern over civil and criminal immunities in the legislation.

Wyoming already has a castle doctrine, which provides a person can legally use weapons in self-defense in the home without a duty to retreat. In any other venue, a self-defense shooter wo...



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