Introduced House Bill (H)

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Self-defense and defense of third persons. Specifies that a person is justified in using deadly force only if the person reasonably believes that force is necessary to prevent: (1) serious bodily injury to the person or a third person; or (2) the commission of a forcible felony. Specifies that a person is justified in using reasonable force, including deadly force, against another person if the person reasonably believes that the force is necessary to prevent or terminate the other person's: (1) unlawful entry of; or (2) attack on; the person's dwelling, curtilage, or occupied motor vehicle. Removes a provision that Self-defense and defense of third persons. Specifies that a person is justified in using deadly force only if the person reasonably believes that force is necessary to prevent: (1) serious bodily injury to the person or a third person; or (2) the commission of a forcible felony. Specifies that a person is justified in using reasonable force, including deadly force, against another person if the person reasonably believes that the force is necessary to prevent or terminate the other person's: (1) unlawful entry of; or (2) attack on; the person's dwelling, curtilage, or occupied motor vehicle. Removes a provision that states a person does not have a duty to retreat before using deadly force. ... View more