Use of Deadly Force Legislation Moving Through Florida's Capitol

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.


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