A proposed law that would authorize the use of deadly force against intruders in a home is advancing in the Florida Legislature.
Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee gave approval to the legislation that is based on the premise that a person's home is their castle.
The proposal would make it legal for people to use deadly force if a person breaks into a home, car or other dwelling.
The legislation is the result of an incident last fall in the Panhandle.
A man who was forced out of his home by Hurricane Ivan shot an intruder who broke into his temporary house, a trailer.
The House committee vote was 13-0.