Washington State armed citizens are being lobbied to push for adoption of a proposed statute that will strengthen the Evergreen State’s lethal force self-defense law, a measure that was introduced in January and now waits for more co-sponsors.
Leading the charge is veteran firearms instructor Marty Hayes, founder of the Firearms Academy of Seattle. His primary concern is a 2005 Supreme Court ruling in State v. Brightman, a case involving a man who, during the course of a fistfight over $20, pulled a gun and struck his opponent only to have the pistol discharge, fatally wounding Dexter Villa near Titlow Beach in Tacoma.
The bill would amend this state’s self-defense statute, adding language that would make it a true “Castle Doctrine” law (as opposed to “Stand-Your-Ground” statutes in other states that are erroneously called “Castle Doctrine” laws in the press).
Learn more from Dave Workman’s column at Seattle Gun Rights Examiner.
Washington State armed citizens are being lobbied to push for adoption of a proposed statute…
by Tactical-Life.com / Dec 19, 2011