Remember 2007! I was able to pass legislation called the Castle Doctrine. This law clarifies your right to defend your home and family from a perpetrator. It also protects you from lawsuits brought forth because you injured the criminal. It did away with court rulings that gave the victim a “duty to retreat” prior to defending themselves.
This session we are looking to expand that bill. House Bill 1787 extends the same rights to your land. This effort is important to farmers and other land owners statewide. As you know, a person doesn’t have to be in their house to be the victim of a crime including violent attacks.
HB 1787 further protects our Second Amendment rights through some other means. It lowers the minimum age for a concealed carry license from 23 to 21. At age 21 Missourians have all the privileges of adulthood and we feel concealed carry should be no different.