From the National Rifle Association at www.nra.org:
"In a fly-around tour across Missouri today, the National Rifle Association's (NRA) chief lobbyist Chris W. Cox joined Governor Matt Blunt at bill-signing ceremonies . . ."
The "Castle Doctrine" law allows Missourians to shoot, without fear of prosecution or lawsuit, any unidentified person on their property without permission.
QT recalls spending time with a Cook County sheriff's police officer who taught, on his own time, a course on gun safety.
He started teaching the course after a number of incidents including this one:
A woman called his headquarters late at night, said she heard a noise downstairs, and asked if she should shoot through the floor in the direction of the noise.
The NRA and Missouri say, hey, why not?
Sunday, July 08, 2007
More fun with the Castle Doctrine
Chicago Sun-Times reporter Zay N. Smith in the newspaper's QT column takes note of Missouri's Castle Doctrine bill, which was signed into law last week by Governor Matt Blunt: