By Eric L. Wesson Sr.
CALL Staff Writer
State Rep. Randy has introduced a measure that would require a person to utilize every means of avoiding a violent situation including fleeing a situation.
Rep. Dunn has introduced House Bill 1940 which proposes, that anyone faced with a threat must first attempt to retreat.
The law also prohibits people from having automatic immunity if they claim Stand Your Ground or Missoui’s Castle Doctorine; and it requires the defendant to prove they had no other option than to use deadly force.
Rep. Dunn said as a child, a burglar broke into his family’s home, but left when his parents confronted him. Even though it traumatized him, he believes most people who break into homes are not looking to hurt the residents inside. And he doesn’t want to see anyone die unnecessarily.
Rep. Dunn points to the results of a 2013 study conducted by Texas A&M in collaboration with the Urban Institute’s Policy Center and PBS.
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