HB0409/SB1275 – Immunity for self-defense with force; or in defense of other(s). – GriffeyPody

Bill Description

Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, confers criminal and civil immunity upon a person who uses or threatens force in self-defense, defense of another, or defense from a person committing a criminal offense, unless the person against whom force is used is a law enforcement officer during discharge of the officer's duties and the person knows the person is an officer. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 11, Part 6 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

TLRC Position

Favor: Reality demands that the defense of one's own life or that of another innocent should prevail without fear of incrimination by authorities.
Too much deference it given, lately, to the perpetrators of crimes, and too little consideration is given to the victims and their loss.

TLRC Observed Process

The bill passed the House Constitutional Protections & Sentencing Subcommittee but was taken off notice in Judiciary. We are not sure why. We encourage the sponsors to bring it back in 2020.

Vote Result: Committee Only

Score: +5

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