NH Considers Repeal of Stand-Your-Ground Gun Law

Sandy Fitzgerald
January 23, 2013

Hundreds of New Hampshire residents turned out at a public hearing Tuesday to oppose a bill to repeal the state’s stand-your-ground gun law, arguing that it would deny them the right to defend themselves in public.

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According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, the repeal measure sponsored by state Democratic House Majority Leader Stephen Shurtleff would still allow people to defend themselves with deadly force in their homes, but when out in public they would have to retreat from a threat before being able to use lawful deadly force against an attacker.

Critics of the measure, however, insist it would turn law-abiding citizens into criminals when they try to defend themselves and their families.

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